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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
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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
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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. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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).
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman’s latest obsession: Trying to get the Supreme Court to reverse its I‑976 ruling

Excerpt: Washington State's 2020 gubernatorial race might as well be ancient history. Having failed to defeat Jay Inslee, Tim Eyman has gone back to griping about I-976's demise.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Election Night indicates Washington State will see a blue tsunami, even if other states won’t

Excerpt: Suspense and savage political warfare over the outcome of the 2020 presidential race may take days or even weeks, but a blue wave crashed ashore in this Washington minutes after the 8 PM deadline for returning ballots.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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