LOS ANGELES - Voter approval of two anti-tax measures on Washington State's Nov. 2 election ballot would throttle the government's financial flexibility and provoke credit-rating concerns, Ann Daley, the state's assistant treasurer, said Friday.

If passed, Initiative 601 and Initiative 602 would also probably curb long-term debt issuance because the measures would hamstring the government's taxing and spending authority, Daley said.

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