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Category Archives: Public Planning

Diverting sales tax revenue from vehicle sales will not get us beyond I‑976, Republicans

Excerpt: Curtis King and his colleagues are nonsensically proposing to backfill lost vehicle fee revenue with another revenue source that I-976 targeted for repeal.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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FYI: Sound Transit’s Connect 2020 project will interrupt normal Link light rail service

Excerpt: Get an overview of service reductions and interruptions to Link light rail service that are necessary to allow East Link tracks to be joined to the existing mainline.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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Ho, ho, ho! Sound Transit’s Federal Way Link gets fiscal boost from the federal government

Excerpt: A $790 million federal grant and $629 million low interest loan have arrived to support the Puget Sound region's efforts to expand light rail into South King County.
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
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Voters give thumbs up to amendment to make Washington State more earthquake-ready

Excerpt: If passed, SJR 8200 would amend the Washington State Constitution to allow the state's emergency powers to be invoked in the event of a "catastrophic incident".
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Tax cuts mean big service cuts: Tim Eyman’s I‑976 would hit small, rural communities hard

Excerpt: Towns and sparsely populated counties far away from Seattle stand to lose the most if a measure aimed at slashing vehicle fees is implemented.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Here we go! Sound Transit breaks ground on Downtown Redmond Link light rail extension

Excerpt: Huzzah! Light rail is on its way to downtown Redmond, blocks away from the headquarters of the Northwest Progressive Institute.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Mainstream Republicans of Washington declare opposition to Tim Eyman’s I‑976

Excerpt: NPI extends a warm welcome to the latest organization to join the coalition working to defeat Tim Eyman's incredibly destructive I-976.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Auburn, Tacoma and Olympia join a growing list of cities that oppose Tim Eyman’s I‑976

Excerpt: Three major Washington cities have adopted resolutions opposing NO on I-976 due to potential catastrophic impacts.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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NPI to Kirkland City Council: Protect freedom of mobility by opposing Tim Eyman’s I‑976

Excerpt: Read the prepared remarks of NPI's executive director in opposition to Tim Eyman's Initiative 976, which the Kirkland City Council voted to oppose.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Safety first: Alaskan Way Viaduct has been demolished and a NO on I‑912 promise kept

Excerpt: With the viaduct gone, Seattle's waterfront is no longer at risk of being ruined by a collapsed elevated highway.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NO on Tim Eyman’s I‑976 kicks off campaign home stretch in Spokane, Vancouver, Seattle

Excerpt: The effort to put a stop to the disgraced initiative promoter's latest awful scheme is shifting into high gear as November 5th approaches.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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The Senate Republicans are responsible for the Sound Transit taxes they say are unfair

Excerpt: Steve O'Ban and Mike Padden, among other Senate Republicans, have been attacking Sound Transit for years over vehicle fees. But they are actually responsible for the adoption of the vehicle valuation schedule they say is unfair.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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City of Everett approves resolution opposing Tim Eyman’s destructive I‑976

Excerpt: Washington's seventh largest city has taken a position opposing the measure, citing loss of funding for road maintenance work, light rail expansion, and law enforcement.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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