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Daily Archives: January 20th, 2016

Tickets to NPI’s 2016 Spring Fundraising Gala (Friday, April 1st) are now on sale!

Excerpt: As of this Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 22nd, we will be three weeks into 2016, and just ten weeks away from our eighth Spring Fundrais­ing Gala, sched­uled to take place on Fri­day, April 1st, 2016 (April Fools’ Day). With the big night rapid­ly draw­ing near, we’re pleased to announce that ear­ly-bird tick­et sales for this year’s gala […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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CarbonWA’s I‑732 barely survives random sample check, Secretary of State reports

Excerpt: Car­bon­WA’s Ini­tia­tive 732, a sup­pos­ed­ly “rev­enue neu­tral” pro­pos­al to levy a statewide tax on car­bon emis­sions while low­er­ing Wash­ing­ton’s sales and B&O tax­es, has nar­row­ly qual­i­fied as an ini­tia­tive to the 2016 Leg­is­la­ture fol­low­ing a ran­dom sam­ple check, says the chief spokesman for Sec­re­tary of State Kim Wyman. In an ear­ly evening press release, Wyman’s […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman backtracks on brash predictions of victory in Initiative 1366 legal challenge

Excerpt: Some­time tomor­row, King Coun­ty Supe­ri­or Court Judge William Down­ing is expect­ed to issue a rul­ing in the case of Tony Lee, et al. v. State of Wash­ing­ton, et al., the legal chal­lenge to Tim Eyman’s incred­i­bly destruc­tive Ini­tia­tive 1366. Down­ing heard oral argu­ments from lawyers rep­re­sent­ing the plain­tiffs and defen­dants yes­ter­day morn­ing, and promised he’d […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Litigation
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