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Washington 2008 General Election Ballot Measures


Initiative Measure No. 985 - Concerns Transportation

Summary: This measure would open high-occupancy vehicle lanes to all traffic during specified hours, require traffic light synchronization, increase roadside assistance funding, and dedicate certain taxes, fines, tolls and other revenues to traffic-flow purposes.

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Initiative Measure No. 1000 - Concerns Allowing Certain Terminally Ill Competent Adults to Obtain Lethal Prescriptions

Summary: This measure would permit terminally ill, competent, adult Washington residents, who are medically predicted to have six months or less to live, to request and self-administer lethal medication prescribed by a physician.

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Initiative Measure No. 1029 - Concerns Long-Term Care Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities

Summary: This measure would require long-term care workers to be certified as hoome care aides based on an examination, with exceptions; increase training and criminal background check requirements; and establish disciplinary standards and procedures.

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