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Tag Archives: Money in Politics

In arena after arena, Attorney General Bob Ferguson is getting results for Washington

Excerpt: The state's three-term chief legal officer has scored an impressive number of wins in a bevy of cases with big ramifications.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Litigation, Public Service
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The occupation convoys plaguing Canada are a slick, foreign-funded attack on democracy

Excerpt: All told, more money has flowed toward the convoy protest than was given to Canada’s three major political parties in the last quarter of 2021. One percent of donors has accounted for twenty percent of the money donated.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, World Commmunity
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Tim Eyman concedes that judge’s sentence won’t keep him out of Washington politics

Excerpt: Eyman's convenient pivot away from **Help me -- Attorney General Bob Ferguson is trying to ban me from politics for life!** to **Full steam ahead -- nothing's gonna stop me** was entirely predictable.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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Inside Tim Eyman’s profit machine: A cartoon guide to his many moneymaking schemes

Excerpt: To help people who are interested in Eyman's history understand it better, we've created a cartoon guide that explains the many different schemes Eyman has cooked up to rake in the Benjamins.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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Documentary Review: “Knock Down the House” inspires with stories of working people running for Congress

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "Knock Down the House", a documentary now streaming on Netflix about a few of last year's trailblazing congressional candidates, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Federal judge: Campaign finance enforcement lawsuits against Tim Eyman can proceed

Excerpt: The State of Washington has a green light to move ahead with its campaign finance enforcement suits against Tim Eyman despite his recent bankruptcy filing.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Litigation, Open Government
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Washington State State passes DISCLOSE Act to expose dark money in politics — at last!

Excerpt: Washington State's newly minted Democratic Senate majority notched its first signature legislative win tonight, bringing Andy Billig's DISCLOSE Act to the floor for a vote and easily passing the legislation with the support of several Republicans.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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California DISCLOSE Act signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown to combat dark money

Excerpt: Fires, hur­ri­canes, the Trump-Cork­er spat, and the fate of the JCPOA with Iran dom­i­nat­ed the news this week­end. Amidst all of the bad news, though, there was some good news: Cal­i­for­nia has a tough new law that takes aim at dark mon­ey in pol­i­tics, thanks to Gov­er­nor Jer­ry Brown’s sig­na­ture. SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, Gov­er­nor […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Our Environment
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Hillary Clinton commits to introducing amendment to overturn Citizens United

Excerpt: In a video address to Net­roots Nation 2016, played dur­ing tonight’s clos­ing ple­nary ses­sion in St. Louis, pre­sump­tive Demo­c­ra­t­ic nom­i­nee Hillary Clin­ton com­mit­ted to intro­duc­ing a con­sti­tu­tion­al amend­ment to over­turn the Roberts Court’s hor­ri­ble Cit­i­zens Unit­ed rul­ing with­in her first one hun­dred days in office. “Today I’m announc­ing that in my first thir­ty days as […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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WAmend’s Initiative 735 certified to the 2016 Legislature, ballot, Secretary of State says

Excerpt: WAmend’s Ini­tia­tive 735 — which would put Wash­ing­ton State on record in sup­port of a fed­er­al con­sti­tu­tion­al amend­ment to end the legal fic­tion that cor­po­ra­tions are peo­ple and mon­ey is speech — has been cer­ti­fied as an ini­tia­tive to the 2016 Leg­is­la­ture, Sec­re­tary of State Kim Wyman’s office announced this morning. Wyman’s Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Direc­tor David […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Surprise! Tim Eyman shows up for I‑1366 editorial board meeting with Seattle Times

Excerpt: He’s back… sort of. Noto­ri­ous ini­tia­tive prof­i­teer Tim Eyman emerged briefly from his self-imposed seclu­sion ear­li­er today to attend a meet­ing with the edi­to­r­i­al board of The Seat­tle Times to make his case for I‑1366, his lat­est and most destruc­tive ini­tia­tive yet, with extrem­ist Repub­li­can State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Ed Orcutt in tow as his side­kick du jour. I‑1366 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Déjà vu: Unmasking of Tim Eyman’s deceptions leads to media field day

Excerpt: Yes­ter­day, Sep­tem­ber 21st, 2015, felt a lot like Feb­ru­ary 5th, 2002. That was the day that peo­ple all over Wash­ing­ton State woke up to the news that Tim Eyman had con­fessed to tak­ing over a hun­dred and fifty thou­sand dol­lars of cam­paign funds for his own per­son­al use while false­ly claim­ing he was work­ing as […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Worth noting: Washington State’s elected justices can’t personally solicit campaign cash

Excerpt: On Tues­day, The Seat­tle Times ran a col­umn from Dan­ny West­neat titled “The trou­ble with union dona­tions, school cas­es”, which expressed dis­com­fort over the fact that the Wash­ing­ton Edu­ca­tion Asso­ci­a­tion has pre­vi­ous­ly donat­ed mon­ey to the cam­paigns of sev­er­al of the jus­tices who now sit on our state Supreme Court. Almost from the moment that […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Litigation, Live Coverage, Open Government
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Tim Eyman’s paid signature drive for I‑1366 is done — so why is he still fundraising for it?

Excerpt: For the past four days, ini­tia­tive pro­mot­er Tim Eyman has been send­ing out dai­ly emails ask­ing his fol­low­ers to give gen­er­ous­ly so he can make a final pay­ment to his asso­ciates to fin­ish the sig­na­ture dri­ve for Ini­tia­tive 1366, his lat­est attempt to sab­o­tage Wash­ing­ton’s cher­ished tra­di­tion of major­i­ty rule. I‑1366, as reg­u­lar read­ers will recall, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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