Eye On Olympia

Eyman initiative will be on November ballot..."Full steam ahead"...

After a bad year, it's been a good couple of weeks for ballot measure veteran Tim Eyman.

Last year, he had two high-profile failures, falling short of enough signatures on both ballot measures he worked on.

This month, he and allies Mike and Jack Fagan delivered more than 314,000 signatures on behalf of his Initiative 960, which a week ago survived a court challenge to it in King County. And today, state election officials announced that Eyman -- backed by hundreds of thousands of dollars from wealthy backer Mike Dunmire -- has more than enough valid voter signatures to get I-960 on the ballot.

"To me, qualifying for the ballot is victory," said Eyman. "Full steam ahead."

Brace yourself for a lot of discussion over the next few months about taxes, government transparency, and the cost of providing government services.




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