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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.
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.
Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman has filed his latest effort, a measure that seeks a 25 percent property tax cut.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Washington’s general election ballot falls short of a record number of initiatives, but the state did set one other initiative record.
Washington’s general election ballot will fall short of a record for the number of initiatives, but the state did set one other initiative record.
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.
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
If you track the voters’ desires on ballot initiatives, it becomes clear that balancing the state budget on those wishes is an impossible task
Supreme Court decision on I-1366 would make logrolling the Legislature into passing a two-thirds super majority amendment very difficult
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.
Initiative 1366 is unconstitutional because it contains two unrelated subjects, Supreme Court rules.
The Supreme Court hears arguments on initiative that told Legislature to pass constitutional amendment on tax super-majorities or sales tax would be cut.
Perennial initiative activist Tim Eyman has secured $650,000 for next year's campaigns, even before he can file a real ballot measure.
New initiatives have interesting ideas, but aren’t serious yet.
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.
The 2015 election won’t set any records, but it may have provided us with a few tactics which future campaigns might want to avoid.