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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
THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2015
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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
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
Wed., July 29, 2015, 4:03 p.m.
Latest initiative from Tim Eyman and company qualifies for the ballot.
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
Thu., April 23, 2015, 12:38 p.m.
OLYMPIA -- In what may be the most unusual alignment of political bedfellows of the session, anti-tax initiative maven Tim Eyman told supporters they may need Gov. Jay Inslee to save the state from a massive tax increase proposed by Senate Republicans.
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...
MONDAY, JAN. 6, 2014
Mon., Jan. 6, 2014, 2:20 p.m.
OLYMPIA -- For years, Tim Eyman and company proposed initiatives to require a super-majority for taxes. Voters approved them even though opponents said they were unconstitutional. Turns out opponents were right, or so said the state Supreme Court in last year's ruling that such a...
SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013
Sun., July 28, 2013, 9:10 a.m.
Meanwhile, at the Secretary of State’s office, someone filed an initiative to rename the fallen and resurrected Skagit River Bridge for initiative entrepreneur Tim Eyman. . . To read the rest of this item, or to comment, continue inside the blog.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
Wed., April 24, 2013, 6:26 p.m.
Mike Fagan, Tim Eyman and Jack Fagan, left to right, to file an electronic copy of their new initiative at the Secretary of State's office Wednesday. After several attempts, they wound up submitting a paper copy and paying the $5 filing fee. OLYMPIA – Unable...
THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2013
Thu., Feb. 14, 2013, 5:03 p.m.
OLYMPIA – As state law enforcement officials began investigating more than 8,000 allegedly forged signatures for a pair of ballot measures, a legislative panel looked at changes to the century-old avenue for grass-roots democracy, the initiative process. One suggestion the Senate Governmental Operations Committee aired...
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2013
Wed., Jan. 23, 2013, 4:17 p.m.
OLYMPIA -- An initiative designed to make changes in the state's initiative law has enough signatures to be sent to the Legislature. As expected, the Secretary of State's office cleared Initiative 517 for the next step, which is a decision by the Legislature whether to...
THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2013
Thu., Jan. 3, 2013, 5:31 p.m.
OLYMPIA – Almost every year for more than a decade, Washington’s premier proponent of initiatives, Tim Eyman, has had a ballot measure to promote, and 2013 is no exception. This year’s initiative topic: initiatives. Eyman and other supporters of Initiative 517 filed petitions with more...
FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2012
Fri., Aug. 24, 2012, 12:38 p.m.
OLYMPIA -- The fiscal note on the latest initiative requiring a supermajority in the Legislature for tax increases will remain in the voters pamphlet, even though it is different from a nearly identical initiative that passed in 2010, a judge ruled today. That might not...
SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2012
Sat., July 7, 2012, 9:27 a.m.
Friday’s deadline for turning in initiatives demonstrated clearly that letting voters approve legislation at the ballot box might still be an exercise of government of the people, but getting a measure on the ballot is all about money. Of some 55 proposals that were filed...
TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
Tue., July 3, 2012, 3:38 p.m.
OLYMPIA -- Signed petitions on an initiative to reiterate the supermajority needed for the Legislature to approve tax increases will be turned in Friday morning. Tim Eyman and other sponsors of Initiative 1185 will be carting boxes of petitions into the Secretary of State's Elections...
THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2011
Thu., Nov. 10, 2011, 9:15 a.m.
OLYMPIA -- Initiative 1125, which would have placed restrictions on how tolls can be levied and spent, is officially a loser. Although the fate of the proposal seemed fairly likely when it ended Election Night behind, The Associated Press night called it for the No...
MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011
Mon., July 25, 2011, 5 p.m.
OLYMPIA – A coalition of House Democrats and education advocates are asking the courts to void the supermajority required for tax increases, arguing that it’s an unconstitutional limit on legislative authority. State Republicans and the sponsor of initiatives that have repeatedly resulted in voters imposing...
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
Fri., July 8, 2011, 11:40 a.m.
Initiative sponsors Tim Eyman (right) and Mike Fagan hold a press conference Friday while elections workers begin counting their petitions. OLYMPIA -- Supporters of an initiative to limit the use of road taxes and tolls dropped off their petitions Friday morning with a comfortable cushion...
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