Gregoire shared her positions during the Ask the Governor program on KCTS 9, a public television station in Seattle.
Here are excerpts from her comments released by the station:
"You know, my hat goes off to Bill Gates, Sr., and I'm gonna vote yes... because I can't figure any other way to pay for education in the state of Washington other than what Bill Gates Sr.'s brought forward. And if we're not willing to do this, then I fear the financial success of our children and our state if we're really not going to really invest in their future through their education."
On extending the tax to everyone:
"The law, in order to change it, really would require a two-thirds majority vote to amend it or change it.... So I can't assure you of anything, but I can tell you I would veto it as Governor. And I can tell you I don't think it will ever arrive on my desk, because I don't think there's a legislature that would ever do it."
On 1100, 1105
"Right now, to do what is being proposed by those initiatives would deplete our coffers by about $300 million dollars… so I'm a no vote on both of them. I can't afford the loss of revenue. Do I think that we should reform liquor? Yes. And I would expect the legislature to pick up where the voters left off and still do something important in that area. But at this point in time I just have to go with what I've seen are just heartwrenching cuts to human lives, and I just can't afford to say yes and lose $300 million."
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