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An article of faith among certain political “experts” says voters, given the chance, will always vote against taxes. But voters don’t automatically do so.
A majority of Spokane City Council members said they are open to asking voters to reinstate an annual $20 car registration fee, or find other tax sources, to fund local road maintenance projects, after state voters repealed the local car tab and other similar fees under Initiative 976. The willingness to consider reinstating the tax illustrates the city’s reliance on the local registration fee, even in the face of solid approval of the ballot measure, which was ostensibly about strictly limiting vehicle registration fees to $30.
Taxpayers are getting ripped off, everybody knows it, and politicians refuse to fix it. That’s why 352,000 voters signed petitions to get Initiative 976 on the ballot. Taxing a $10,000 vehicle like it’s $25,000 is fraud. Initiative 976 repeals the dishonest vehicle valuation schedule that politicians are currently using to artificially inflate our vehicle taxes.
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart introduced a resolution on Monday that would formalize the council’s opposition to Initiative 976, which critics believe could jeopardize funding for critical transportation projects like the North Spokane Corridor.
Tim Eyman’s latest anti-tax ballot measure is either a Robin Hood-like gesture for the people of Washington or a disastrous gambit that will kill the state’s necessary transportation projects. It just depends who you ask.
A Thurston County Superior Court judge has ordered a for-profit signature-gathering firm and its principal to collectively pay more than $1 million for deceiving Washington state residents by funneling their campaign donations to activist Tim Eyman for Eyman’s personal use.
If initiative entrepreneur Tim Eyman hasn’t previously put any credence in warnings about Friday the 13th, he might want to start.
Longtime initiative sponsor Tim Eyman lost an attempt to keep the state from banning him from the financial aspects of future campaigns if they prove he violated campaign finance law.
Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman has pleaded not guilty to stealing a $70 office chair from an Office Depot store.
Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman has been charged with misdemeanor theft after taking an office chair from an Office Depot store in Lacey without paying, but he says it was an accident.
Tim Eyman, the anti-tax activist and initiative promoter, is being investigated for misdemeanor theft after he allegedly stole a $70 chair from an Office Depot store in Lacey this week.
Anti-tax activist Tim Eyman is under investigation in the theft of a $70 office chair from the entryway of a Lacey Office Depot on Wednesday.
Washington voters likely will have the chance to eliminate fees that many cities, including Spokane, use to pay for paving and transit projects. With members of a ready-made opposition campaign present, Tim Eyman, along with Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan and his father Jack Fagan, presented the final boxes of signatures for Initiative 976 to the Washington Secretary of State’s Office last week.
An initiative promoter who is fighting political corruption charges brought against him by the state has filed for personal bankruptcy.
Take that for good or for ill, but among the many things you might say about Tim Eyman you have to give him that.
Initiative activist Tim Eyman challenges legislative maneuver that changes Initiative 940 without putting it on the ballot.
Anti-tax activist Tim Eyman says his initiative to toss out Sound Transit’s car-tab taxes and instead tax every vehicle in the state at $30 has failed to collect enough signatures and will not be on the ballot next year.
Waiting for the governor to release his 2018 supplemental budget, critics guessed wrong on where the extra money might come from.
It is an unusual email that contains both an obvious lie and a great truth in close proximity.
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 $30.