On Friday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that the State of Washington is suing Tim Eyman, William Agazarm, and Citizen Solutions for $2.1 million and also pursuing injunctive relief barring Eyman from continuing to manipulate money raised from gullible right wing donors. Eyman is accused of serious violations of Washington State’s public disclosure law dating back to 2012, which we have written about extensively here on the Cascadia Advocate since that time.
The state’s largest media outlets ran with the news as a top story. Here is a roundup of headlines from Friday and Saturday, following Ferguson’s press conference.
Both KOMO and The Seattle Times (who are AP members) chose to make use of a photograph taken by Elaine Thompson of The Associated Press in 2016, when the constitutionality of I‑1366 was being litigated in King County Superior Court. (The court found the initiative to be unconstitutional on multiple counts and struck it down in its entirety… a ruling that was later upheld by the Supreme Court.)
The last time Eyman dominated headlines to this extent was arguably February 4th, 2002, following his admission that he took hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions for his own personal use and lied about it, falsely claiming that he was not getting paid. NPI’s Permanent Defense was founded in the wake of that admission, and commenced operations February 15th, 2002.