Olympia income tax initiative likely to remain on November ballot
The Olympian – SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
A group called Opportunity for Olympia collected thousands of signatures in support of a 1.5 percent tax on all household income above $200,000 within city limits to create a college tuition fund for Olympia high school graduates.
Once again Judge Jack Nevin interceded to remove a citizens’ initiative from the ballot.
Court of Appeals Commissioner Aurora Bearse ruled Friday to stay — a legal term for “halt” — a portion of a decision by Pierce County Superior Court Judge Jack Nevin last month that would have kept the initiative off the ballot.