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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Tim Eyman’s I‑1366 is bad public policy that even conservatives ought to be against

Excerpt: We are all standing together to ensure that Washington State moves forward, not backwards. We ask you to join with us in rejecting this false choice that Tim Eyman has manufactured as the latest bad idea to come out of his initiative factory.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Here’s what Jeb Bush’s people have to say in private about Marco Rubio

Excerpt: Now this is enter­tain­ing read­ing. We’re not sure how it hap­pened, but an extreme­ly lengthy, one hun­dred and twelve page pre­sen­ta­tion pre­pared by Jeb Bush’s cam­paign, osten­si­bly for donors and oth­er back­ers, was leaked to U.S. News & World Report. The whole thing has been pub­lished online for any­one to read. Mid­way through the pre­sen­ta­tion […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Dow Constantine: Join me in supporting Best Starts for Kids (King County Proposition 1)

Excerpt: Edi­tor’s Note: It is our great plea­sure tonight to wel­come King Coun­ty Exec­u­tive Dow Con­stan­tine to NPI’s Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate. In this spe­cial guest post, Exec­u­tive Con­stan­tine explains why it is crit­i­cal that we pass King Coun­ty Propo­si­tion #1, the Best Starts for Kids levy, this Novem­ber. NPI has tak­en a posi­tion enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly sup­port­ing this mea­sure, […]
Written by:Dow Constantine
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Healthcare, Public Planning
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Four out of five KIRO talk radio hosts say they’re voting NO on Tim Eyman’s I‑1366

Excerpt: Ear­li­er this week, Bon­neville Inter­na­tion­al-owned KIRO 97.3 FM pub­lished a 2015 Elec­tion Guide, in which it asked five of its radio per­son­al­i­ties how they feel about this year’s crop of can­di­dates and bal­lot mea­sures. As part of the sur­vey, hosts John Cur­ley, Tom Tangney, Dori Mon­son, Ron Upshaw, and Jason Rantz were asked how they […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington’s values need defending: Why Redmond must oppose Tim Eyman’s I‑1366

Excerpt: Editor’s Note: Tonight, North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute Advi­so­ry Coun­cil mem­ber Kath­leen Reynolds and I attend­ed a spe­cial meet­ing of the Red­mond City Coun­cil to urge Red­mond’s sev­en elect­ed law­mak­ers to take a posi­tion oppos­ing Tim Eyman’s I‑1366. The fol­low­ing is a revised and extend­ed copy of my remarks.  Good evening, May­or Machione and mem­bers of the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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It’s time to vote NO on Tim Eyman’s I‑1366

Excerpt: We are just over a week away from Elec­tion Night 2015 here in Wash­ing­ton State. With the vot­ing peri­od more than halfway over, now is a good time to fill out that bal­lot and vote NO on Tim Eyman’s I‑1366, Eyman’s worst mea­sure yet. It is crit­i­cal that we defeat I‑1366 and reject the dis­as­trous […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn says he won’t run again in 2016

Excerpt: Incum­bent Wash­ing­ton State Super­in­ten­dent of Pub­lic Instruc­tion Randy Dorn announced today that he has decid­ed against run­ning for reelec­tion in 2016, which means we will have an open race for OSPI next year. In a state­ment sent to NPI and oth­er media out­lets, Dorn announced his deci­sion and made it clear he would not be […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Flanked by Obama, Joe Biden declares he will not be a candidate for President in 2016

Excerpt: Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Biden has announced that he will not be a can­di­date for the Demo­c­ra­t­ic nom­i­na­tion for Pres­i­dent of the Unit­ed States next year, say­ing that he did not see a path for­ward for a cam­paign after con­sul­ta­tions with his fam­i­ly. Flanked by Pres­i­dent Oba­ma and the Sec­ond Lady, his wife Jill Biden, the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Liveblogging the 2015 Canadian federal election from the great Pacific Northwest

Excerpt: Good after­noon! Today marks the end of a sev­en­ty-eight day cam­paign in Cana­da to deter­mine who will gov­ern the Unit­ed States’ most impor­tant neigh­bor for the next few years. We’ve been fol­low­ing the cam­paign from a dis­tance for the last few weeks, and tonight we’ll be shar­ing impres­sions with you as the results come in. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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City of Seattle joins coalition opposing Tim Eyman’s awful I‑1366 with unanimous vote

Excerpt: The broad, diverse, bipar­ti­san coali­tion fight­ing to defeat Tim Eyman’s awful Ini­tia­tive 1366 by Novem­ber 3rd just keeps on get­ting big­ger. Today, the Seat­tle City Coun­cil vot­ed unan­i­mous­ly to put the state’s largest munic­i­pal­i­ty on record as opposed to I‑1366, which would slash $8 bil­lion in sales tax rev­enue over the next six years — […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Governor Jay Inslee fires up doorbellers for State Representative Carol Gregory in 30th LD

Excerpt: With bal­lots hav­ing been mailed out to Wash­ing­ton’s more than three and a half mil­lion reg­is­tered vot­ers this past week, today and tomor­row are the first of many GOTV (get out the vote) week­ends for this year’s can­di­dates and cam­paigns. Few races in the state are more fierce­ly con­test­ed than the show­down in the 30th […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Dave Reichert takes a pass on challenging Jay Inslee for governor in 2016

Excerpt: Today in anti­cli­mac­tic announce­ments, Dave Reichert declared that he he will be seek­ing reelec­tion to Con­gress in 2016, and not run­ning for gov­er­nor. Like so many of you, I have been extreme­ly dis­ap­point­ed in the deci­sions com­ing out of the Governor’s Office — regard­ing our schools, the health of our chil­dren, and most recent­ly a deci­sion to […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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New NPI poll finds Washingtonians strongly support a capital gains tax on the wealthy

Excerpt: A clear major­i­ty of Wash­ing­ton vot­ers sup­port tax­ing the cap­i­tal gains of wealthy indi­vid­u­als to help pay for pub­lic schools, col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties, accord­ing to a new sur­vey con­duct­ed by Pub­lic Pol­i­cy Polling for NPI. Our recent annu­al research poll found 55% of Wash­ing­to­ni­ans like­ly to vote in the Novem­ber 2015 gen­er­al elec­tion sup­port a cap­i­tal gains tax, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ballots mailed for 2015 general election across Washington State

Excerpt: Elec­tions offi­cials across Wash­ing­ton State announced today that bal­lots are in the mail to the vast major­i­ty of the state’s three and half mil­lion reg­is­tered vot­ers, fol­low­ing last mon­th’s dis­tri­b­u­tion of bal­lots to over­seas and mil­i­tary vot­ers. “This elec­tion may not have the siz­zle of the pres­i­den­tial-year elec­tion like we’ll have in 2016, but we […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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