King County judge rules I-776 unconstitutional

Everett Herald


SEATTLE, WA- Initiative 776, the voter-approved $30 car tab measure, is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced because the ballot measure impermissibly linked two subjects, a King County Superior Court judge ruled Monday.

Judge Mary Yu said the initiative, spearheaded by anti-tax activist Tim Eyman, was "unconstitutional in its entirety."

Eyman had attempted to guarantee everyone in the state flat $30 auto license fees. He promised to appeal Yu's ruling.

On Thursday, Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Kenneth Cowsert rejected an Eyman-backed bid to force the mass transit agency to stop collecting a 0.3 percent motor vehicle excise tax while a discussion over the legality of Eyman's most recent initiative is resolved.


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