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Daily Archives: October 11th, 2011

Tim Eyman loses first round in lawsuit against the City of Redmond over traffic camera vote

Excerpt: A lawsuit recently filed by Tim Eyman against NPI’s hometown over the city’s decision not to forward petitions seeking a vote on the issue of red light cameras was dismissed today by King County Superior Court Judge Laura Inveen, who held that the measure, “exceeds the lawful scope of local initiative power.” The ruling means […]
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Seattle Port Commission adopts resolution opposing Tim Eyman’s I-1125

Excerpt: The Port of Seattle’s governing legislative body today joined with the city councils of Redmond, Kirkland, and Renton in urging a no vote on Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1125, which would jeopardize crucial transportation projects around the state by imposing senseless restrictions on tolling. In a unanimous vote, the five port commissioners responsible for governing the […]
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Microsoft invests $600,000 into NO on 1125

Excerpt: Keep Washington Rolling, the coalition that is fighting Tim Eyman’s I-1125, has just received a huge financial boost from one of Washington’s largest employers: Microsoft (which, like NPI, is headquartered in Redmond). The company had previously donated $100,000 to the cause, but last Friday, it wrote another check for six times that amount, bringing its […]
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