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How Washington State Initiatives Turned Out


Besides the high-profile races settled yesterday, local measures were up for a vote, including those affecting Seattle-area real estate.

Voters approved Proposition 1/Sound Transit 3 (ST3), Sound Transit’s $54B ballot measure to expand light-rail service in the Puget Sound region, at the cost of higher taxes.

Initiative 1433, a statewide proposal to raise the state minimum wage, also passed

Initiative 732, a statewide carbon tax, did not pass.

In the City of Seattle, Initiative 124, which extends safety requirements to protect hotel workers from possible assaults, got an overwhelming go-ahead from voters