Washington voters Tuesday approved Initiative 1634 banning local taxes on certain foods and drinks by a 54 percent majority.
In a statement, the Yes to Affordable Groceries campaign wrote that “the cost of living is already high enough for people living paycheck to paycheck. Bills for housing and basic utilities keep rising. Passage of Initiative 1634 means working families and seniors on fixed incomes won’t have to pay more for groceries too. It also means neighborhood grocery stores and local small businesses won’t have to cut jobs or worse because of lost sales to stores in neighboring cities and towns.”