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Jail sales tax, I-1033 fail; R-71 favored

Voters seemed wary Tuesday of ballot measures that would cost them money or mandate too much more change. Kootenai County voters shot down a pair of ballot measures that would …


Bill of rights, I-1033 dead; R-71 ahead

Voters seemed wary Tuesday of ballot measures that would cost them money or mandate too much change. In Washington, they turned thumbs down to Initiative 1033, which would have imposed …


Campaigners count down to Tuesday

Washington voters who have yet to turn in their ballots – and based on the latest figures, that’s most of us – have some interesting choices to make between now …


State, local issues drive Tuesday’s vote

Washington voters who have yet to turn in their ballots – and based on the latest figures, that’s most of us – have some interesting choices to make between now …


Council decries I-1033

The Cheney City Council took time out of its meeting Tuesday to publicly oppose Initiative 1033, brought forth by Tim Eyman, which limits state, county and city governments by restricting …


I-1033 pro: Limiting government revenue growth, unless voters approve

Despite newspapers like The Spokesman-Review lobbying for and getting a massive taxpayer-financed bailout from Olympia this year, they don’t recognize that average taxpayers are hurting too. And the worst thing …


I-1033 con: One-size formula doesn’t fit all; voters already hold leaders accountable

To officials struggling to maintain essential public services, Tim Eyman’s latest initiative brings a sinking feeling. Initiative 1033 would limit state, county and city government revenues to a formula of …


City OKs 2010 budget

Spokane Valley City Council members adopted a 2010 budget Tuesday and opposed a statewide initiative they felt would undermine future budgets. Both actions were unanimous despite some sympathetic rhetoric about …


Flood of last-minute cash targets I-1033

OLYMPIA – National labor unions and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates are among the donors who have poured nearly $1.5 million of last-minute cash into the campaign against Initiative 1033, …


Flood of last-minute cash against Wash. I-1033

There’s a flood of last-minute cash pouring into the campaign against Initiative 1033 to limit government spending.


Editorial: Tough times would last longer under I-1033

It’s been reported that the recession is over, even if some of its unpleasant effects linger. But they may linger indefinitely in Washington if voters approve Initiative 1033. The measure …


Nonprofits oppose I-1033

Nonprofit agencies that work on housing and children’s issues are putting out a call for volunteers to work against a Washington initiative to limit government spending. Recent polls show Initiative …


Gary Crooks: Governments fall into the gap

The latest conservative to discover the impossible nature of initiative-imposed revenue restrictions is Chris Vance, the former chairman of the Washington state Republican Party. In a column for the online …


Council says I-1033’s outcome would be grim

The Spokane City Council made grave warnings Monday about a proposed state initiative that would limit future increases in local government spending. Council President Joe Shogan warned of heading “back …


Judge won’t edit Wash. voter’s pamphlet for I-1033

A judge has refused to order changes to the state voter’s pamphlet in a dispute over Initiative 1033, the latest ballot issue sponsored by professional anti-tax activist Tim Eyman.


Property tax initiative will be on Wash. ballot

Initiative promoter Tim Eyman’s latest smaller-government project will be on the statewide ballot this fall.