After Thursday’s announcement of the King County Superior Court’s decision striking down Initiative 1366 in its entirety, Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle, and Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle released the following statement:

“Today’s ruling ensures that the legislature will continue to have at its disposal every tool it needs to govern effectively and equitably on behalf of the people of Washington,” said Frockt. “It is my sincere hope that the matter has now been settled.”

“The integrity of our constitution is precious,” said Carlyle. “The super-majority rule allows 17 of 147 legislators to control the entire budget. We can now move forward together in a constructive way to both respect the will of the voters and protect our constitution.”