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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Eyman turns in signatures for I-1033

This morning in Olympia, Tim Eyman showed up at the Secretary of State's office in Olympia to submit what he signatures he's managed to collect for his jobs-killing Initiative 1033. Reporters from several newspapers, KOMO TV, and NPR attended Eyman's press event, which mostly featured rehashed Eyman talking points.

The Secretary of State's office tells NPI that they received 19,317 petitions, not all of which are full. Eyman claimed to have submitted 314,277 signatures. We'll see if that's how many he really turned in when the Secretary of State finishes processing the petitions. If the petitions on average were all only three fourths full, that would leave Eyman with only 289,755 signatures. Eyman's number works out to between sixteen and seventeen signatures on average per petition.

Again, we'll see if it's validated.

But the safe assumption is that Eyman has bought his way onto the ballot yet again.

A diverse coalition is coming together to fight Initiative 1033. Besides Permanent Defense, many of the state's largest progressive organizations have pledged resources and energy to beat back this terrible idea.

The coalition's campaign manager, Aisling Kerins (a veteran of the successful effort against Initiative 933) summed up how the opposition campaign will be waged in a news release: "Educators, health care providers, fire fighters and others aren’t waiting to get involved. We have a story to tell about how crippling this initiative will be to our state and our economy, and we’re starting now."


Blogger WSDOT said...

(a veteran of the successful effort against Initiative 1033)
jumping the gun?

July 2, 2009 1:53 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

It's been corrected.. should have read Initiative 933.

July 2, 2009 1:54 PM  

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