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The following are the official titles and descriptive statements of the referenda and initiatives the voters of Washington State will decide on Nov. 3.

**Ballot measure titles and links are from the official homepage of Washington's Secretary of State.**

 

Initiative Measure 200: Preferential Treatment: Shall the government be prohibited from discriminating or granting preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnic national origin in public employment, education, and contracting?

Ballot Title/Explanatory Statement

Arguments For & Against

Complete Text of Initiative 200

Initiative Measure 688: Minimum Wage Increase: Shall the state minimum wage be increased from $4.90 to $5.70 in 1999 and to $6.50 in 2000, and afterwards be annually adjusted for inflation?

Ballot Title/Explanatory Statement

Arguments For & Against

Complete Text of Initiative 200

Initiative Measure 692: Medical Use of Marijuana: Shall the medical use of marijuana for certain terminal or debilitating conditions be permitted, and physicians authorized to advise patients about medical use of marijuana?

Ballot Title/Explanatory Statement

Arguments For & Against

Complete Text of Initiative 200

Initiative Measure 694: Termination of a Pregnancy: Shall the termination of a fetus' life during the process of birth be a felony crime except when necessary to prevent the pregnant woman's death?

Ballot Title/Explanatory Statement

Arguments For & Against

Complete Text of Initiative 200

Referendum Bill 49: Reduction of Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes: Shall motor vehicle excise taxes be reduced and state revenues reallocated; $1.9 billion in bonds for state and local highways approved; and spending limits modified?

Ballot Title/Explanatory Statement

Arguments For & Against

Complete Text of Initiative 200

Regional Advisory Election

*Non-binding regional advisory vote, as required under Chapter 47.46 RCW. To be voted upon in Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, and Thurston counties and portions of King, Mason, and Pierce counties only.

TACOMA NARROWS BRIDGE PROJECT: Should the Tacoma Narrows Bridge be modified and a parallel bridge constructed, financed by tolls on bridge traffic and operated as a public-private partnership?

 

Ballot Title/Project Description

Arguments For & Against

 

Future Initiatives and Referenda

Measures Proposed for the 1999 Ballot--Visit the Washington Secretary of State's web page for a complete listing of possible future initiatives and referenda.

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