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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 bad. So they’re in Olympia right now trying to persuade the Legislature to make it easier for state and local governments to jack up property taxes without a vote of the people.

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 working with the attorney general and the Public Disclosure Commission to ensure compliance with the law.

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 investigation of campaign-finance practices, but deferred ruling on whether to hold them in contempt.

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 as part of an investigation into campaign finance practices. Ferguson filed a motion seeking the order Wednesday, and said he was also seeking a similar ruling from a Thurston County judge against signature gathering firm Citizen Solutions.

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 campaign videos.

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

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 the race just as the primary ballots went in the mail? Donald Trump may have come out on top, but maybe not so much as to collect all the Republican delegates to the national convention.

Sunday Spin: Initiatives as tactics

OLYMPIA – Initiative entrepreneur Tim Eyman and his detractors squared off recently in the Capitol, where the ingenuity of their latest ideas was overshadowed by doubts about their earnestness.