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Daily Archives: May 27th, 2016

Tim Eyman’s Failure Chart has been given a new entry following yesterday’s I‑1366 ruling

Excerpt: Now that the Wash­ing­ton State Supreme Court has put the kibosh on Tim Eyman’s I‑1366 — an incred­i­bly-destruc­tive, Ted Cruz-style scheme to force the Leg­is­la­ture to sab­o­tage the major­i­ty vote clause of our state Con­sti­tu­tion by hold­ing $8 bil­lion in fund­ing for edu­ca­tion and essen­tial pub­lic ser­vices hostage — we can add it to Eyman’s […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Congratulations, Friends of 88.5 FM! $7 million raised to buy KPLU from Pacific Lutheran

Excerpt: This is tru­ly won­der­ful news: The com­mu­ni­ty group hop­ing to pre­serve 88.5 FM as an inde­pen­dent radio sta­tion has hit its $7 mil­lion fundrais­ing goal a month ahead of sched­ule. KPLU Gen­er­al Man­ag­er Joey Cohn announced live on the air Thurs­day after­noon that near­ly 18,000 donors have raised enough mon­ey to make a bid for […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Media & Culture
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Eyman’s I‑1366 is buried; now the Legislature needs to get back to work on school funding

Excerpt: Yes­ter­day, Wash­ing­ton’s Supreme Court gave Tim Eyman’s I‑1366 a prop­er and fit­ting bur­ial, rul­ing 9–0 that the mea­sure was unconstitutional. In affirm­ing Judge William Down­ing’s deci­sion strik­ing down Tim Eyman’s I‑1366 in its entire­ty, the high court both did its job and res­cued the Leg­is­la­ture from hav­ing to wor­ry about los­ing $8 bil­lion in fund­ing […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Legislative Advocacy
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