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Daily Archives: September 25th, 2015

Washington State’s Machinists take position opposing CarbonWA’s I-732

Excerpt: A couple weeks ago, our President, Robert Cruickshank, wrote a lengthy blog post explaining why NPI cannot support CarbonWA’s I-732, a statewide initiative sponsored by economist Yoram Bauman that attempts to create a new tax on carbon dioxide emissions and use the revenue to lower other taxes. This past weekend, the Washington Council of Machinists, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Our Environment
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Tim Eyman hides from the public as NO on I-1366 coalition continues to ramp up

Excerpt: The most dangerous place in Washington State is no longer between Tim Eyman and a television camera, it seems. The notoriously brash initiative profiteer, who has in previous years been so eager to get on TV that he has crashed opponents’ press conferences, has suddenly become camera-shy, and is choosing to fire off email missives […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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John Boehner to resign as Speaker and as U.S. Representative at the end of October

Excerpt: Top Republican John Boehner shocked Capitol Hill and America’s political establishment this morning by announcing that he plans to resign the speakership and his position in the House of Representatives as of October 30th, 2015. “The first job of any Speaker is to protect this institution that we all love,” said Boehner in an official […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Party Politics, Public Service
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