Stories tagged: initiatives
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019
An Idaho man has filed documents to keep alive his federal court challenge to the constitutionality of Idaho’s ballot initiative process.
Fri., March 15, 2019
A panel of lawmakers has opted to hold a bill that would toughen the requirements to get an initiative on a ballot in committee for now, but the legislation will …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018
Washington isn’t likely to levying a fee on crude oil and other fossil fuels to help fight climate change.
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018
Millions of dollars pour into initiative campaigns, fueling ads on television, the internet and in the mailbox.
Tue., Oct. 16, 2018
Paul G. Allen backed gun control and animal protection measures and was a bipartisan supporter of candidates
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018
Luke Mayville was a junior at Sandpoint High School when the 9/11 attacks happened in September of 2001, and his English teacher, Marianne Love, encouraged the quiet, high-performing student to …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018
A proposed ballot initiative to legalize “historical horse racing” – slot machine-like betting terminals at which players bet on randomly selected past horse races – has been submitted to the …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
Spokane lawmakers are looking for 12 people to serve on committees that will draft statements supporting and opposing the two ballot questions scheduled to be decided on this year’s ballot. …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017
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.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016
Spokane voters supported new court orders to prevent gun violence but opposed a higher minimum wage.
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016
Populist myth says a small group of Washington citizens gathered around a kitchen table can write better law than 147 members of the Legislature. It’s unlikely. The give and take …
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016
Initiative 1491 would allow courts to order people judged to be a danger to themselves or others to surrender any firearms they own and ban them from buying new ones. …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016
Initiative 1464 seeks to toughen state campaign and lobbying laws.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016
Initiative 735 wants Washington’s congressional delegation to propose a constitutional amendment limiting the sources of money in political campaigns.
Sun., July 31, 2016
The city of Spokane’s proposal to block oil and coal trains is almost surely unconstitutional. Its only effect will be to trigger expensive litigation, on the taxpayer’s dime. Let’s invest …
Fri., July 22, 2016
I-1433 qualifies for the November ballot.
Thu., July 14, 2016
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?
Sun., July 10, 2016
Washington’s general election ballot falls short of a record number of initiatives, but the state did set one other initiative record.
Fri., July 8, 2016
Initiatives on consumer protection, political reform, minimum wage and gun control likely to be added to the November ballot.
Thu., July 7, 2016
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 …
Fri., July 1, 2016
A sweeping campaign finance reform initiative that promised to change the role of money in politics in Idaho has fallen short of the number of verified signatures needed, and won’t …
Sun., May 1, 2016
Initiative petitions must have certain things on them, but for now, the five top donors isn’t one of those things.
Sat., Feb. 6, 2016
The Supreme Court found all four of the “rights” asserted in the initiative to be out of bounds. The rationale was simple: This is the wrong jurisdiction for your complaints.
Sun., Dec. 6, 2015
A 75-year-old Hayden man is pushing ahead with a campaign finance ballot initiative that he personally wrote and is sponsoring, even after a review by the Idaho Attorney General’s office …
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015
New initiatives have interesting ideas, but aren’t serious yet.
Tue., Sept. 29, 2015
No one should be surprised at the complex financial maneuverings of initiative promoter Tim Eyman; he confessed to engaging in similar tactics 13 years ago.
Tue., Sept. 22, 2015
OLYMPIA – Perennial initiative sponsor Tim Eyman could find himself in court over charges he broke campaign finance laws for the way he moved money back and forth in previous …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 4, 2015
OLYMPIA — Voters will get a chance to decide whether they want to try forcing the Legislature into passing a constitutional amendment that would require supermajorities for tax increases, the …
Sat., Aug. 15, 2015
OLYMPIA – The latest initiative designed to make it harder for the Washington Legislature to raise taxes survived a court challenge Friday when a King County Superior Court judge refused …
Sun., Aug. 2, 2015
OLYMPIA – As Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing continues to suffer the slings and arrows from outrageous comment, it’s not uncommon for a supporter to call or write the paper …