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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
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Litigation, Open Government
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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
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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
Categories:Litigation
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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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With I‑976 kaput, transit advocates focus on navigating out of the coronavirus pandemic

Excerpt: Tim Eyman's assault on multimodal transportation infrastructure has been nixed by the Washington State Supreme Court, but the coronavirus pandemic and the Legislature's failure to deliver progressive tax reform continue to threaten transit.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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Voters likely to sustain state’s new sex ed law by approving Referendum 90, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: A clear majority of Washingtonians are voting or prepared to vote to keep the state's new Democratically-approved comprehensive sexual health education law and resume its implementation.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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AG Bob Ferguson lays the blame for I‑976 debacle where it belongs: with Tim Eyman

Excerpt: Washington State's chief law enforcement officer says that the demise of Initiative 976 is dishonest initiative promoter Tim Eyman's fault. And he's right.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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HUGE VICTORY: Washington’s highest court rules Tim Eyman’s I‑976 is unconstitutional!

Excerpt: "Initiative Measure 976 contains more than one subject, and its subject is not accurately expressed in its title. Accordingly, it is unconstitutional," the Washington State Supreme Court has ruled.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Poll Watch: Jay Inslee and Bob Ferguson well ahead; race for Secretary of State is close

Excerpt: Washington State's Democratic ticket is well positioned for victory in the 2020 presidential election, a new poll by SurveyUSA for KING5 has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman claims he sold the family home to pay legal bills, but there’s no record of a sale

Excerpt: Rather than accepting responsibility for his wrongdoing, Eyman is asking the people he already duped to bail him out... with a fresh fabrication as a lure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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