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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
Categories:Announcements, Events
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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
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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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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