Election 2010 guide

The Bellingham Business Journal

The ballot this November is a big one. With six initiatives and lots of political seats up for grabs, voters have a lot of decisions to make. The following is a list of articles about the initiatives and video interviews with local candidates.

Initiatives

I-1053, which would require a 2/3 vote to raise taxes: http://bbjtoday.com/blog/antitax-initiatives-voters/8690

I-1082, which would privatize workers’ compensation insurance: http://bbjtoday.com/blog/i1082-open-workers-comp-market-private-insurers/8574

I-1098: which would create an income tax on the top 1.2 percent of wage earners: http://bbjtoday.com/blog/income-tax-high-earners-vote/8638

I-1100, which would privatize liquor sales: http://bbjtoday.com/blog/initiatives-seek-privatize-liquor-sales/8670

I-1105, which would privatize liquor sales: http://bbjtoday.com/blog/initiatives-seek-privatize-liquor-sales/8670

I-1107, which would repeal the recently enacted taxes on items including candy and soda: http://bbjtoday.com/blog/antitax-initiatives-voters/8690

Ballot measures

Proposition 1, which would increase Bellingham’s sales and use tax to help fund transportation projects: http://bbjtoday.com/blog/city-transportation-funding-measure-voters/8776

Political races

Doug Ericksen versus Pat Jerns for State Senate, 42nd District
Read the story here: http://bbjtoday.com/blog/newcomer-challenges-ericksen-state-senate/8875

Kelli Linville versus Vincent Buys for State Representative, 42nd District
Read the story here: http://bbjtoday.com/blog/linville-seeks-reelection-buys-campaigns-change/8794

Jason Overstreet versus Al Jensen for State Representative, 42nd District
Read the story here: http://bbjtoday.com/blog/jensen-overstreet-battle-open-seat/8775

Jean Melious versus Tony Larson for Whatcom County Council
Read the story here: http://bbjtoday.com/blog/larson-melious-vie-county-council-seat/8836

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