THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2016
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
Fri., July 8, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
I-1501 and I-1464 turn in petitions before the Friday afternoon deadline with enough signatures they are likely to make the November ballot.
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
Thu., July 7, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
Supporters of Initiative 1491 turned in their first batch of signed petitions Thursday, saying that by Friday afternoon they will submit a total of 330,000 signatures.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
Wed., July 6, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
From wages to guns to restroom access, ballot measure topics for voter cover a wide spectrum of issues in Washington this year. To have a chance of making the ballot, signatures on petitions must be turned in by week's end.
SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016
Sun., May 29, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
Supreme Court decision on I-1366 would make logrolling the Legislature into passing a two-thirds super majority amendment very difficult
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016
Sat., April 30, 2016, 6:05 p.m.
When someone hits you up for your name on an initiative petition, how much of it do you read before deciding whether to sign? Some people probably read almost nothing, and sign just to get away from the signature gatherer. Others may read just the ballot title, or the first few lines or check out the signatures to see if there’s anyone they know.
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
Tue., March 15, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
Last year’s initiative that told legislators to pass a constitutional amendment or face a cut in the sales tax presents several thorny questions for the Washington Supreme Court. Tuesday they posed those questions to attorneys representing the people who want to save Initiative 1366, and those who want it thrown out.
SATURDAY, NOV. 21, 2015
TUESDAY, NOV. 3, 2015
Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 9:25 p.m.
Washington voters gave overwhelming support to 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 increases by a supermajority.
MONDAY, OCT. 19, 2015
Mon., Oct. 19, 2015, 11:44 a.m.
Voters are evenly split on the latest initiative that would require supermajorities to approve taxes but seem strongly in favor of one that would have extra penalties for selling ivory and products from endangered animals, a new Elway Poll says.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2015
Wed., Sept. 30, 2015, 12:16 p.m.
As Tim Eyman campaigns for his latest tax-limiting initiative, he's ducking questions about a possible state investigation into previous campaign funds.
MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 2015
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12, 2015
SUNDAY, AUG. 2, 2015
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
Wed., July 29, 2015, 4:03 p.m.
Latest initiative from Tim Eyman and company qualifies for the ballot.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
Thu., July 3, 2014, 12:17 p.m.
OLYMPIA -- Initiative entrepreneur Tim Eyman will not have a measure on this fall's ballot. Eyman informed supporters today that he and his associates, Spokanites Mike and Jack Fagan, will not be turning in signatures for Initiative 1325, an effort to force the Legislature into...
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014
Wed., July 2, 2014, 11:19 a.m.
OLYMPIA -- Supporters of a ballot measure that would reduce class sizes in public schools say they're confident the proposal will be on the November ballot after turning in more than 325,000 signatures this morning. The Secretary of State's office will still have to check...
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014
Sat., April 26, 2014, 6:26 p.m.
OLYMPIA – For a political reporter, state initiatives have become gifts that just keep on giving. There have always been plenty of unusual ideas for ballot measures that crop up every spring, sort of like dandelions in the political lawn, and knock-down campaign battles over...
THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2014
Thu., Jan. 23, 2014, 2:34 p.m.
OLYMPIA -- Two initiatives dealing with gun rights and gun control will get a hearing next Wednesday in the Senate Law and Justice Committee. Both are initiatives to the Legislature. I-594, which would extend the current background checks for buyers required for sales from gun...
FRIDAY, JAN. 3, 2014
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014, 12:10 p.m.
OLYMPIA -- The Legislature almost certainly will have two chances to enact gun legislation in the upcoming session. It will almost just as certainly ignore both, and pass the question on to voters. Supporters of Initiative 594 turned in an estimated 95,000 additional signatures this...
SUNDAY, NOV. 10, 2013
Sun., Nov. 10, 2013, 6:03 p.m.
In elections, victory is usually well-defined. You got the most votes. Period. So it was a bit odd Thursday to get a post-election email from initiative guru Tim Eyman describing the results of the election as “7 measures, 7 votes, 7 victories". . . To...
THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013
Thu., Oct. 24, 2013, 10:05 a.m.
The onslaught of commercials castigating Initiative 522, the genetically engineered food labeling measure on the November ballot, may be taking their toll. A new survey by The Elway Poll shows support for I-522 has dropped precipitously in the last month. In September, about two-thirds of...
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