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Monthly Archives: November 2019

VICTORY! Injunction granted to prevent Tim Eyman’s destructive I‑976 from taking effect

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter's scheme to deprive the state, Sound Transit, and cities of billions in bipartisan, voter approved transportation investments has been stayed.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Litigation
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Tim Eyman throws a temper tantrum after hearing on possible injunction against I‑976

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter is furious that his measure to gut bipartisan, voter-approved transportation improvements might not go into effect on December 5th, 2019.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Litigation
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Attorney General’s arguments in defense of Tim Eyman’s I‑976 don’t hold water

Excerpt: The office is required by law to defend initiatives the voters pass. It is making its best effort, but its arguments cannot, in NPI's view, save the initiative.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman formally files to run for governor; WFEG files new PDC complaint against him

Excerpt: After saying as recently as two weeks ago that he didn't want to be a candidate for any office, Tim Eyman is running. For governor.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Open Government
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Michael Bloomberg is trying to buy the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

Excerpt: The well known billionaire and former Mayor of New York has poured millions of dollars of his own money into buying television ads, shunning retail politics.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Elections, Media & Culture, Party Politics
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (November 18th-22nd)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included a stopgap budget authorization bill, a measure to reduce violence in the workplace, and the defeat of a Rand Paul scheme to divert money to infrastructure projects.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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GIFs fly on social media after Tim Eyman claims he’s running for governor

Excerpt: Reactions were decidedly not favorable, aside from Eyman's adoring fan club, who hang on his every word.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sound Transit’s general counsel concludes that Tim Eyman’s I‑976 won’t affect ST3

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter intended to gut Sound Transit like a pig with Initiative 976, but due to his incompetence, it appears the measure won't adversely affect Sound Transit at all.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Litigation, Public Planning
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Tim Eyman claims he’s running for Governor of Washington in Seattle-bashing manifesto

Excerpt: If Eyman actually goes through with his plan, the Washington State Republican Party could have a Trump/Eyman ticket in 2020.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Dori Monson’s “list of government budget cuts to cover any 976 transit deficit” is a joke

Excerpt: The right wing KIRO Radio host is falsely trying to argue that the impact of Tim Eyman's latest initiative could be offset by privatizing the Evergreen State College, cutting salaries, and laying off public workers.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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We’re watching the fifth 2020 Democratic presidential debate. Join us!

Excerpt: NPI staff are watching and sharing impressions of the fifth 2020 Democratic presidential debate, which is taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, over the course of two hours.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Plaintiffs challenging Tim Eyman’s I‑976 ask for injunction to block its implementation

Excerpt: Most of the measure is scheduled to take effect on December 5th, 2019, causing what plaintiffs assert would be "immediate, devastating, and irreparable impacts statewide".
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Litigation
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What to watch for in the November 2019 Democratic presidential candidates’ debate

Excerpt: A lot has changed since the last debate in October; how will the ten top Democratic candidates make the most of their opportunity to discuss the issues with each other?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Elections
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