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Tim Eyman’s lawsuit to force more anti-tax propaganda onto 2022 ballots gets quashed

Excerpt: A pro se lawsuit recently filed by right wing provocateur Tim Eyman that sought to load up Washingtonians' 2022 ballots with additional anti-tax propaganda has ended in failure after the State Supreme Court issued a special order deeming Eyman's legal challenge untimely, thus putting the kibosh on his scheme.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Grand settlement agreed to by the parties in Tim Eyman’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy case

Excerpt: A grand settlement backed by the estate's court-appointed trustee and agreed to by all the parties involved in the right wing activist's Chapter 7 case has been submitted to Bankruptcy Court Judge Marc Barreca for final approval next month, records recently filed with the court and examined by NPI show.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Mark Funk admits that initiative to overturn capital gains tax on the wealthy is kaput

Excerpt: Initiative 1929, sponsored by former Dino Rossi adviser J. Vander Stoep, is dead and no effort will be made to organize an eleventh hour signature drive to qualify it for the November 2022 ballot.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman again begs for some benefactors to step forth and revive his initiative business

Excerpt: Standing outside the Secretary of State's Elections Annex under a covered walkway, Eyman staged a repeat performance of the event he orchestrated last autumn, in which he made a similar public plea for rich right wing funders to pony up megabucks to allow him to run a new initiative to get rid of Washington State's new capital gains tax on the wealthy
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Initiative to cut taxes for the rich gets a ballot title: Judge picks AGO’s alternative version

Excerpt: I-1929, sponsored by Republican operative J. Vander Stoep, seeks to completely repeal Engrossed Second Substitute Bill 5096, approved in 2021 by the Washington State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee.
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Big money is flowing into a right wing ballot campaign to repeal state capital gains tax

Excerpt: The committee, helmed by longtime Republican operative J. Vander Stoep, has not disclosed its plans to the public, but its aim appears to be to qualify a measure to the November 2022 statewide ballot that would completely repeal ESSB 5096, the popular 2021 law that levied a capital gains tax on the wealthy to fund early learning, childcare, and K-12 education.
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Judge Marc Barreca approves conversion of Tim Eyman’s bankruptcy case to Chapter 7

Excerpt: Tim Eyman's bankruptcy is now a Chapter 7 case, or "straight bankruptcy," rather than the reorganization type. A trustee will now attempt to sell Tim Eyman's nonexempt assets to satisfy his debts.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman isn’t making his required monthly payments, so the State of Washington wants a Chapter 11 trustee to be appointed

Excerpt: The convicted chair thief and serial public disclosure law offender is supposed to be paying $10,000 every month to the state treasury, but has stopped doing so and is on the verge of default.
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Tim Eyman publicly pleads with wealthy right wingers for money to revive initiative factory

Excerpt: The notorious chair chief and serial public disclosure law offender is hoping some right wing billionaires will open up their checkbooks to allow him to qualify a measure to the 2022 Washington State ballot that would reverse all of the recent efforts to balance the state's tax code.
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Tim Eyman pleads poverty in latest appeal for cash, says legal fees have “drained me dry”

Excerpt: The failed gubernatorial candidate and dishonest initiative promoter claims to be out of money and wants his friends to bail him out. Again.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
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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.
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Judge punishes Tim Eyman for egregiously violating Washington’s public disclosure laws

Excerpt: Eyman must pay a $2.6 million fine and is now prohibited from flying solo as an officer of a political committee, Thurston County Superior Court Judge Dixon decreed. 
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At his trial, Tim Eyman tried to get out of wearing a mask by saying he has ADHD

Excerpt: Eyman, an extremely vocal opponent of mask wearing, claimed that wearing a mask distracts him. Eyman attempted to justify his request by telling the court he has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
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