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Land-use, renewable energy measures headed to ballot

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Two more statewide initiatives appear to be headed for this fall's ballot.

Initiative-933 is a property-rights measure supported by the state Farm Bureau. It requires government to compensate private landowners for regulations that hurt their property value.

Opponents say that could scrap important government rules and send taxpayer dollars to big developers.

I-933 backers say they turned in more than 315-thousand signatures today -- which would be enough to get it on the ballot.

Also turning in signatures today is the campaign for Initiative-937. That measure calls for 15 percent of large utilities' electricity to come from renewable sources by the year 2020.

Supporters say they have more than 330-thousand signatures.

Initiative backers have until the close of business tomorrow to submit about 225-thousand valid signatures. Sponsors usually try to turn in at least 260-thousand to allow for duplicate and invalid signatures.

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