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“The Impact”: Referendum 88 and the Affirmative Action Debate

Mike McClanahan profile by Mike McClanahan

On “The Impact”:   

This November with Referendum 88 voters will decide whether to override a state legislative decision that seeks to reinstate affirmative action policies in public hiring, contracting and education. An initiative to the legislature, I-1000, passed largely along party lines on the last day of the legislative session. Opponents launched a referendum campaign to get it on the ballot for a statewide vote. It would replace I-200 which voters approved back in 1998.


I-1000 supporter, former Governor Gary Locke;

and Linda Yang from the Reject 88 campaign.

Other topics we cover this week: the veto that sparked a legislative lawsuit; and how tensions over state wolf policies have reached the boiling point.


 Click here to watch “The Impact”: Sept. 4, 2019



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