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    I-1240 : Should we authorize Forty Publicly-funded Charter Schools?
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    Top Pros
    • Charter schools give a place for struggling students in the public school system to turn to; instead of dropping out of school completely.
    Top Cons
    • It will remove funding from public schools.
    R-74 : Should we allow Same-sex Couples to Marry?
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    • Same-sex couples should enjoy the same rights and privileges as other couples.
    Top Cons
    • The union of 1 man and 1 woman has been the definition of marriage since WA became a state b/c we understand that family structure matters.
    I-1183 : Concerning liquor: beer, wine, and spirits (hard liquor).
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    • 1183 gets the state out of the liquor business, allowing consumers to purchase liquor at licensed retailers as they do in most other states.
    Top Cons
    • 1183 is written by and for Costco and Safeway, who will dominate distribution and retail if it passes.
    I-502 : Should we License marijuana production, distribution, and possession?
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    • Legalizing marijuana and taxing sales would generate more revenue for the state.
    Top Cons
    • Dispensary growers and employees are still at risk from the Federal Government.
    I-1098 : Should we Establish a state income tax and reducing other taxes?
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    Top Pros
    • The majority of taxes collected goes to a trust fund for education. Our state needs to dramatically increase funding for schools.
    Top Cons
    • This inititive does not require voter approval to expand the income eligible for tax.