Stories tagged: initiatives
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 6:04 a.m.
Luke Mayville was a junior at Sandpoint High School when the 9/11 attacks happened in September of 2001, and his English teacher, Marianne Love, encouraged the quiet, high-performing student to …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 6:56 p.m.
A proposed ballot initiative to legalize “historical horse racing” – slot machine-like betting terminals at which players bet on randomly selected past horse races – has been submitted to the …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Spokane lawmakers are looking for 12 people to serve on committees that will draft statements supporting and opposing the two ballot questions scheduled to be decided on this year’s ballot. …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a civil lawsuit against anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman and his organizations over their campaign finance practices.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 6 p.m.
Spokane voters supported new court orders to prevent gun violence but opposed a higher minimum wage.
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Populist myth says a small group of Washington citizens gathered around a kitchen table can write better law than 147 members of the Legislature. It’s unlikely. The give and take …
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016
Initiative 1491 would allow courts to order people judged to be a danger to themselves or others to surrender any firearms they own and ban them from buying new ones. …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 9:21 p.m.
Initiative 1464 seeks to toughen state campaign and lobbying laws.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 3:48 p.m.
Initiative 735 wants Washington’s congressional delegation to propose a constitutional amendment limiting the sources of money in political campaigns.
Sun., July 31, 2016
The city of Spokane’s proposal to block oil and coal trains is almost surely unconstitutional. Its only effect will be to trigger expensive litigation, on the taxpayer’s dime. Let’s invest …
Fri., July 22, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
I-1433 qualifies for the November ballot.
Thu., July 14, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
Has the initiative machine of Tim Eyman and Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan become such a Gordian knot of self-interest that state law needs a new tool to cut it?
Sun., July 10, 2016, 4 a.m.
Washington’s general election ballot falls short of a record number of initiatives, but the state did set one other initiative record.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 5:23 p.m.
Initiatives on consumer protection, political reform, minimum wage and gun control likely to be added to the November ballot.
Thu., July 7, 2016, 4:35 p.m.
Washington state’s election watchdog will consider asking the attorney general’s office to take “appropriate action” against initiative promoter Tim Eyman over allegations Eyman failed to disclose independent expenditures related to …
Fri., July 1, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
A sweeping campaign finance reform initiative that promised to change the role of money in politics in Idaho has fallen short of the number of verified signatures needed, and won’t …
Sun., May 1, 2016, 4 a.m.
Initiative petitions must have certain things on them, but for now, the five top donors isn’t one of those things.
Sat., Feb. 6, 2016
The Supreme Court found all four of the “rights” asserted in the initiative to be out of bounds. The rationale was simple: This is the wrong jurisdiction for your complaints.
Sun., Dec. 6, 2015
A 75-year-old Hayden man is pushing ahead with a campaign finance ballot initiative that he personally wrote and is sponsoring, even after a review by the Idaho Attorney General’s office …
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015, 6:35 p.m.
New initiatives have interesting ideas, but aren’t serious yet.
Tue., Sept. 29, 2015
No one should be surprised at the complex financial maneuverings of initiative promoter Tim Eyman; he confessed to engaging in similar tactics 13 years ago.
Tue., Sept. 22, 2015
OLYMPIA – Perennial initiative sponsor Tim Eyman could find himself in court over charges he broke campaign finance laws for the way he moved money back and forth in previous …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 4, 2015, 4:17 p.m.
OLYMPIA — Voters will get a chance to decide whether they want to try forcing the Legislature into passing a constitutional amendment that would require supermajorities for tax increases, the …
Sat., Aug. 15, 2015
OLYMPIA – The latest initiative designed to make it harder for the Washington Legislature to raise taxes survived a court challenge Friday when a King County Superior Court judge refused …
Sun., Aug. 2, 2015
OLYMPIA – As Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing continues to suffer the slings and arrows from outrageous comment, it’s not uncommon for a supporter to call or write the paper …
Thu., July 30, 2015
OLYMPIA – Tim Eyman’s latest effort to make it harder for the Legislature to raise taxes will be on the fall ballot. State election officials said Wednesday that Initiative 1366 …
Tue., March 10, 2015
OLYMPIA – State initiatives would contain a ballot message that they could require the Legislature to cut programs or raise taxes if they pass under a bill passed overwhelmingly by …
Sun., Oct. 12, 2014
The duel between gun-control initiatives is not just a high-stakes clash between philosophies; it also pits a measure that’s short and sweet against one that features in-depth detail. Initiative 591, …
Fri., July 4, 2014
OLYMPIA – Washington voters will face a pair of gun control issues this fall and will probably decide whether to have fewer students in some public school classes. But, because …
Wed., July 2, 2014, 10:05 a.m.
SEATTLE — Sponsors of an initiative to decrease Washington public school class sizes plan to turn in more than 325,000 signatures to the Washington secretary of state’s office on Wednesday. …