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Olympia city income-tax measure invalid, judge rules

The measure — which sought a 1.5 percent tax on household income in excess of $200,000 — sought to raise an estimated $3 million a year for a public-college tuition fund to help all Olympia public high-school graduates and GED recipients.

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