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California DISCLOSE Act signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown to combat dark money

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 […]

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Hillary Clinton commits to introducing amendment to overturn Citizens United

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 […]

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WAmend’s Initiative 735 certified to the 2016 Legislature, ballot, Secretary of State says

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 […]

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CarbonWA is paying a convicted forger and Tim Eyman pal to run I‑732 signature drive

The group work­ing to qual­i­fy an ini­tia­tive to the 2016 Wash­ing­ton State Leg­is­la­ture that would levy a tax on pol­luters and use the rev­enue to reduce oth­er tax­es is rely­ing on the sig­na­ture gath­er­ing ser­vices of a com­pa­ny run by a man pre­vi­ous­ly con­vict­ed of forgery who has also done work for dis­graced ini­tia­tive pro­mot­er Tim Eyman, NPI has learned.

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Surprise! Tim Eyman shows up for I‑1366 editorial board meeting with Seattle Times

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 […]