Legislators and teachers union need to listen to voters
A lawsuit was filed by a dozen state legislators, including Mike Sell of Everett, along with other individuals and the Washington Education Association teachers union, against the citizen voted initiative that requires the legislature to have a two-thirds majority to raise taxes.
The voters in our state have voted three times to require the two-thirds majority and the legislature has either suspended it when they wished or used fees to raise money instead of changing their spending priorities.
These individuals and organizations are using the courts to legislate rather than listen to voters. I can only hope that the courts pass on this issue and allow the will of our citizens to prevail. I am particularly offended by the WEA’s joining this lawsuit.
Instead of going after legislators that voted to cut the education spending, have instead decided that we (the voter) cannot make informed decisions for ourselves.
I support our school district and the teachers, but not their union. The lawsuit shows why we have little-to-no leadership in Olympia.