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Political Activist Says Yakima Vote Could Affect Entire State

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YAKIMA, WA -- Yakima residents will vote in the upcoming election on a bill intending to make it more difficult for the City Council to raise taxes.

NBC Right Now met up with Washington Political Activist Tim Eyman Tuesday, who stopped in Yakima to talk about the resolution.

Tim Eyman says this resolution won't just effect Yakima County but the entire state of Washington.

Eyman has worked on many different initiatives across Washington but he feels especially passionate about Proposition One which would require a two-thirds majority vote by the City Council to raise city taxes instead of just a simple majority. Eyman says this bill would make lawmakers all over the state think twice before raising taxes.

"Voters are sending a broad message when they vote for these initiatives," Eyman said. "That they're not just talking about that one topic. They are actually sending a much broader message and I think this vote in Yakima is going to have some really strong ripple effects."

Yakima residents are only able to vote on the proposition because of a signature campaign headed by City Council Member Bill Lover.

Lover and others gathered thousands of signatures after the City Council initially voted down the resolution.