Stories tagged: initiative
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
Other states are watching what Washington voters do on Initiative 1631, Gov. Jay Inslee said.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
Carbon-fee initiative has supporters with deep pockets and opponents with even deeper ones.
Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 4:30 a.m.
Opponents and supporters of Washington Initiative 940 on deadly force were allies, and could be again
Initiative 940 will pit once and possibly future allies against each other this fall.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 11:56 a.m.
Initiative 940, which changes the rules for reviewing cases of the police use of deadly force, must go on the November ballot, a divided Washington Supreme Court rules.
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018
Two more initiatives have enough signatures to go on the November ballot.
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
Initiative 1639, a gun control measure, has enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, but faces a new lawsuit.
Sun., July 22, 2018
Some groups spend big to get signatures for ballot initiatives.
Tue., July 10, 2018, 5 a.m.
Supporters of an anti-tax initiative say they fear a local tax on food would hurt working families, even though they concede that no city or county in Washington has such …
Sun., July 8, 2018
The initiatives likely to make the ballot are a small sample of those that won’t.
UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 10:44 p.m.
Three initiatives submit far more signatures than they need to qualify for the ballot, but Secretary of State Kim Wyman says one proposal’s petitions raise legal concerns.
Fri., July 6, 2018
Voters likely to be asked whether to prevent new local taxes on soda and other groceries.
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 2:10 p.m.
Supporters of gun control initiative turn in more than 267,000 signatures.
UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
An effort to get the Washington Supreme Court to block a proposed gun-control initiative was dismissed.
Tue., July 3, 2018, 8:02 a.m.
The Alliance for Gun Responsibility plans to turn in about 360,000 signatures this week to get its proposed firearms-safety initiative on Washington’s November election ballot, a spokesman said Monday.
UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 8:07 p.m.
Supporters of an initiative to impose a fee on fossil fuels turn in signatures.
UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Washington Supreme Court to decide whether an initiative on the police use of deadly force must go on the November ballot by itself, with an alternative version, or not at …
Mon., June 25, 2018, 6:06 p.m.
Four initiative petition drives may have enough signatures to make the ballot, secretary of state’s office says.
Wed., June 13, 2018, 5:50 p.m.
Californians will face a choice this November of whether to divide the nation’s most populous state into three, an effort that would radically shake up not only the West Coast, …
Wed., June 6, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
The Washington Supreme Court sets hearing on whether voters should vote on an initiative that would change state laws on police use of deadly force.
Sun., May 27, 2018
Memorial Day weekend means its crunch time for efforts to get enough signatures on petitions for initiatives to the Legislature.
UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 10:46 p.m.
Backers of the Medicaid expansion initiative announced Monday that they have more than enough signatures to get the measure on the November ballot in Idaho.
UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador said Thursday that if the state’s voters both elect him governor and pass the initiative to expand Medicaid in Idaho, he’d consider working to overturn the …
Fri., April 20, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
An effort to expand Medicaid in Idaho through a citizens initiative is coming down to the wire, with about 5,000 qualified signatures still needed before the May 1 deadline.
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018
Legislature looks at possible changes to the initiative process.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 4:21 p.m.
Officials with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes say they will not renew a contract with their lobbying firm after the firm filed a ballot initiative to legalize lucrative betting machines known as …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 5:31 p.m.
A last-ditch effort to revive the beleaguered initiative for this November’s ballot failed Friday, all but ending the possibility voters will weigh in on a policy some contend makes Spokane …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Proposition 1, an initiative that supporters say would strip Spokane of a disputed “sanctuary city” status, will get a hearing before an appellate court commissioner Thursday as the deadline looms …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich repeated his promise Thursday to seek a legal injunction if the measure on the November ballot passes, and said he’s in talks with railroads about joining him. …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
A progressive think tank will pay the state more than $30,000 to settle claims of campaign finance violations in its failed efforts to defeat a 2015 initiative.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman says he’s launching a new initiative to the Legislature to toss out Sound Transit’s car-tab taxes and instead tax every vehicle in the state at …