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Tag Archives: WA-Ballot

Raise the Wage Renton celebrates likely passage of Initiative Measure No. 23–02

Excerpt: In initial election night returns, 57.50% of voters in Renton, Washington are saying yes to Initiative Measure No. 23-02, which qualified for the ballot back in November and concerns establishing labor standards for the city's employers.
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Initiative 2124 (sabotaging the Washington Cares Fund) gets certified

Excerpt: Passage of Initiative 2124 would leave working Washingtonians without access to an affordable plan they can count on to provide them with money to pay for long-term care, including in-home care, when they need it. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Initiative 2111 (prohibiting fair taxation based on ability to pay) gets certified

Excerpt: Although Washington State does not currently levy an income tax, Initiative 2111 nevertheless seeks to prohibit the state and its localities from levying one.
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Initiative 2109 (repealing billions of dollars in education funding) gets certified

Excerpt: Initiative 2109 would eradicate nearly $900 million a year in funding from Washington’s K-12 schools, early learning, and childcare to give a tax cut to the very wealthiest Washingtonians.
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Reject Initiative 2113 to keep reasonable safeguards on police pursuits in place

Excerpt: In this guest essay for The Cascadia Advocate, Sonia Joseph and Martina Morris explain why Washington voters should reject Initiative 2113 this November.
Written by:Sonia Joseph and Martina Morris
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Initiative 2081 (jeopardizing student privacy) gets certified

Excerpt: Initiative 2081 would undermine the ability of youth to access gender affirming and reproductive care services through their schools, jeopardizing carefully crafted safe harbor policies.
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Initiative 2117 (repealing Washington’s Climate Commitment Act) gets certified

Excerpt: Initiative 2117 would repeal the landmark Climate Commitment Act, one of the most important environmental protection laws ever adopted by Washington's elected representatives.
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Initiative 2113 (allowing dangerous police pursuits to resume) gets certified

Excerpt: Initiative 2113 would allow dangerous high speed police chases to resume by removing reasonable safeguards for pursuits adopted and subsequently revised by the Legislature in recent sessions in response to protests over unsafe, inequitable policing in Washington State and across the country. 
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How a right wing millionaire’s money could help vindicate years of progressive legislating

Excerpt: Convinced that Democratic Washington State lawmakers have overreached, Republicans have made a big bet on a slate of initiatives that would repeal or roll back many progressive laws. If they don't get the outcomes they want, they will have spent a lot of money creating fresh evidence those laws are popular.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Let’s Go Washington submits signatures for I‑2081, a parental notification scheme

Excerpt: The initiative is an attempt to bring the Republican Party's national culture wars push to the November 2024 Washington State ballot.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Let’s Go Washington turns in signatures for measure to repeal Climate Commitment Act

Excerpt: Sponsored by Republican State Party Chair Jim Walsh, I-2117 would repeal Washington's landmark Climate Commitment Act and wreck the state's plans to secure a just and responsible transition to a clean energy future. NPI considers the initiative a grave threat to Washington's well-being and strongly opposes it.
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Let’s Go Washington affiliate claims it’ll soon begin submitting signatures for its initiatives

Excerpt: A right wing group organized and funded by right wing millionaire Brian Heywood and fronted by recently elected Washington State Republican Party Chair Jim Walsh plans to begin submitting signatures for a slate of initiatives to the 2024 Washington State Legislature later this month.
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Budgeting for Washington’s Future: See what’s replacing Tim Eyman’s push polls in the voter’s pamphlet, starting this year

Excerpt: Legislation proposed by the Northwest Progressive Institute and signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee has now replaced "advisory votes" with useful, truthful information on fiscal.wa.gov and in the voter's pamphlet.
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Turmoil inside the Let’s Go Washington paid signature drive: Brent Johnson pushed aside, while some petitioners have reportedly quit

Excerpt: An ambitious effort to qualify six right wing initiatives to the 2024 Washington State Legislature is struggling to get traction with less than three months to go until the signature submission deadline arrives, NPI has learned. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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