Stories tagged: Tim Eyman
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
Eyman launches initiative to toss Sound Transit car-tab taxes
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Attorney General: Tim Eyman misused initiative donations
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.
Sat., March 25, 2017
Tim Eyman: Voters want the property tax limit
Property taxes don’t increase as fast as they used to. Most people think that’s a good thing. But a lot of powerful governments, lobbyists and special interest groups think it’s …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
New initiative seeks property tax cut
Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman has filed his latest effort, a measure that seeks a 25 percent property tax cut.
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 6:52 p.m.
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan named in Tim Eyman campaign disclosure lawsuit
The Washington Attorney General’s Office has filed three claims against Tim Eyman-backed political committees that are also overseen by Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan. Both Eyman and Fagan said they’re …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 11:28 p.m.
Judge says Tim Eyman violated order to turn over documents
A Snohomish County Superior Court judge has ruled that Tim Eyman and his political committees violated her order to turn over documents by a court-ordered deadline as part of an …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 1:38 p.m.
Attorney general seeks contempt order against Tim Eyman
OLYMPIA – Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants a Snohomish County Superior Court judge to hold Tim Eyman and his political committees in contempt for failing to turn over documents in …
Thu., July 14, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Tim Eyman’s initiative machine may require new rules
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.
Spin Control: Washington set a dubious record on initiatives
Washington’s general election ballot falls short of a record number of initiatives, but the state did set one other initiative record.
Thu., July 7, 2016, 4:35 p.m.
Election watchdog considers new allegations against Tim Eyman
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 …
Wed., June 29, 2016, 1:55 p.m.
Judge orders Eyman to turn over documents in investigation
A judge has told initiative sponsor Tim Eyman to turn over business, banking and tax records as part of an investigation of campaign-finance practices.
Fri., June 10, 2016
Outside View: Eyman’s initiative games are costly
But what makes the initiative process more costly is when initiative sponsors fail to notify opponents and the courts when a proposed measure has been withdrawn
Wed., June 1, 2016
Editorial: Death of I-1366 is a relief
If you track the voters’ desires on ballot initiatives, it becomes clear that balancing the state budget on those wishes is an impossible task
Sun., May 29, 2016, 4 a.m.
Spin Control: If other candidates stayed in the hunt, would Trump have won the primary?
Post-election analysis is a good time for “what ifs” and last Tuesday’s presidential primary was no exception. Like, what if Ted Cruz and John Kasich had not dropped out of …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Washington Supreme Court strikes down 2015 Eyman initiative
Initiative 1366 is unconstitutional because it contains two unrelated subjects, Supreme Court rules.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
Court questions constitutionality of Eyman’s I-1366
The Supreme Court hears arguments on initiative that told Legislature to pass constitutional amendment on tax super-majorities or sales tax would be cut.
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015, 6:35 p.m.
Spin Control: Fighting over initiatives is premature
New initiatives have interesting ideas, but aren’t serious yet.
Thu., Nov. 5, 2015
Editorial: Supreme Court should quickly take up case on legality of I-1366
A legal challenge to the budget-smashing Initiative 1366 should be pursued as soon as possible.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 10:33 p.m.
Measures passing on animal protection, tax restrictions
Washington voters overwhelmingly supported a new law to protect endangered animals, and seemed likely to pass by a much smaller margin another attempt to force the Legislature to approve tax …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 19, 2015, 6:28 p.m.
Poll: Tax initiative support slipping, animal initiative strong
Voter support may be waning for I-1366, the supermajority for tax increases proposal, but remains strong for I-1401, the animal protection measure, the Elway Poll suggests
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 19, 2015, 5:18 p.m.
I-1366 is another swing at tax supermajority requirement
I-1366 tries to force the Legislature into a super-majority to pass tax increases.
Sun., Oct. 11, 2015
Editorial: I-1366 a surefire way to gridlock, or education cuts
Tim Eyman’s latest budget-exploding initiative could be his worst. It could also be his last. Voters should send it to a resounding defeat.
Tue., Sept. 29, 2015
Vestal: Tim Eyman’s financial deals all too familiar
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
Initiative sponsor Eyman could face campaign finance law charges
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 …
Mon., Sept. 21, 2015, 3 p.m.
State investigators find evidence of Eyman wrong-doing
OLYMPIA — State investigators found Monday that anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman apparently violated Washington election law by misspending campaign funds.
Sat., Sept. 5, 2015
Washington Supreme Court OKs anti-tax I-1366 for ballot
OLYMPIA – Washington voters will decide this fall whether they want to try to force the Legislature into passing a constitutional amendment that would require supermajorities for tax increases. The …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 4, 2015, 4:17 p.m.
Super-majority for taxes will be on ballot
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
Judge refuses to block anti-tax I-1366 from ballot
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
Spin Control: Wrongdoing, not offensive words, is basis for a recall
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
Tax-focused Eyman initiative qualifies for ballot
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 …