On ballots voters started receiving last week, they're asked if they would repeal or maintain five measures that will bring the state about $200 million in revenue over the next two years.
Regardless of how they vote, though, the results won't change any of the laws. A 2007 initiative approved by voters requires an advisory vote by the electorate if lawmakers pass a tax increase without putting it to a public vote.
The measures voters will give their opinion on include a bill that eliminated an exemption for married couples on the state's estate tax. Also on the ballot is a question about a telecommunications bill reforming the types and amounts of taxes collected from providers of cell, landline and cable phone services, The Daily Herald of Everett reported.