Your Tax Dollars for Political Campaigns? It’s on Washington’s Ballot

It’s been 44 years since Washington voters approved an initiative to require the disclosure of campaign contributions – and 24 years since voters enacted limits on campaign donations. Now comes a proposal to update those laws and usher in a new era of publicly-financed elections.

Initiative 1464 on the November ballot is a 23-page rewrite of the laws governing political campaigns in Washington.

“The laws here in Washington haven’t been updated in more than 25 years,” said Peter McCollum, a spokesman for I-1464.

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