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Stories tagged: Tim Eyman


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 8:14 p.m.

Stunned Eyman loses fight against possible ban on managing money for campaigns

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.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 11:07 a.m.

Eyman pleads not guilty in office chair theft case

Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman has pleaded not guilty to stealing a $70 office chair from an Office Depot store.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:23 p.m.

Tim Eyman charged with stealing chair, says it was a mistake

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 9:57 p.m.

Tim Eyman investigated for theft after Office Depot incident, Lacey police say

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.


Tim Eyman under investigation in theft of $70 chair from Office Depot

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.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 1:47 p.m.

Eyman-Fagan initiative would eliminate many vehicle license fees, including Spokane’s

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Initiative promoter Tim Eyman files for bankruptcy

An initiative promoter who is fighting political corruption charges brought against him by the state has filed for personal bankruptcy.


Shawn Vestal: Tim Eyman is still at it

Take that for good or for ill, but among the many things you might say about Tim Eyman you have to give him that.


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Eyman sues over Legislature’s changes to I-940

Initiative activist Tim Eyman challenges legislative maneuver that changes Initiative 940 without putting it on the ballot.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 5:08 p.m.

Car-tab tax initiative fails to garner enough signatures

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 …


Budget guessing game: Where will the money come from?

Waiting for the governor to release his 2018 supplemental budget, critics guessed wrong on where the extra money might come from.


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 4:56 p.m.

Eyman launches initiative to toss Sound Transit car-tab taxes

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

Attorney General: Tim Eyman misused initiative donations

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.


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 …


New initiative seeks property tax cut

Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman has filed his latest effort, a measure that seeks a 25 percent property tax cut.


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 …


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 …


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 …


Shawn Vestal: Tim Eyman’s initiative machine may require new rules

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?


Spin Control: Washington set a dubious record on initiatives

Washington’s general election ballot falls short of a record number of initiatives, but the state did set one other initiative record.


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 …


Judge orders Eyman to turn over documents in investigation

A judge has told initiative sponsor Tim Eyman to turn over business, banking and tax records as part of an investigation of campaign-finance practices.


Outside View: Eyman’s initiative games are costly

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


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 …


Washington Supreme Court strikes down 2015 Eyman initiative

Initiative 1366 is unconstitutional because it contains two unrelated subjects, Supreme Court rules.


Court questions constitutionality of Eyman’s I-1366

The Supreme Court hears arguments on initiative that told Legislature to pass constitutional amendment on tax super-majorities or sales tax would be cut.


Spin Control: Fighting over initiatives is premature

New initiatives have interesting ideas, but aren’t serious yet.


Editorial: Supreme Court should quickly take up case on legality of I-1366

A legal challenge to the budget-smashing Initiative 1366 should be pursued as soon as possible.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 10:33 p.m.

Measures passing on animal protection, tax restrictions

Washington voters overwhelmingly supported a new law to protect endangered animals, and seemed likely to pass by a much smaller margin another attempt to force the Legislature to approve tax …