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Tag Archives: WA-Ballot

Massive unemployment fraud reminds us that online signature gathering is a terrible idea

Excerpt: The last thing anyone who cares about the integrity of our democracy should want to do is lessen public confidence in elections, which is exactly what would happen if online signature gathering were to be permitted.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Technology
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Tim Eyman’s I‑976 will remain frozen while State Supreme Court considers challenge to it

Excerpt: A panel of justices concluded that an injunction barring Initiative 976's implementation should remain in effect through the remainder of the challenge asserting it is unconstitutional.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Litigation, Public Planning
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Another loss for Tim Eyman: Judge rules injunction against I‑976 shall remain in place

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter turned Republican gubernatorial candidate has suffered another defeat in court as the legal battle against his anti-transit initiative continues.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Litigation, Public Planning
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Governor Jay Inslee signs comprehensive sexual health education legislation into law

Excerpt: One of the Northwest Progressive Institute's major priorities for the 2020 legislative session has been approved by Washington State's chief executive,
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Elections
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Lawsuit against I‑976 to continue as judge rejects most claims of unconstitutionality

Excerpt: Judge Marshall Ferguson has rejected most of the constitutional claims against Tim Eyman's incredibly destructive I-976, but not all. The Supreme Court will have the final word.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Litigation
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Weekend Reading: All of the possible ways Tim Eyman’s I‑976 violates the Constitution

Excerpt: The plaintiffs suing to defeat Tim Eyman's Initiative 976 have outlined nearly a dozen ways in which it violates Washington State's plan of government.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Litigation
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Jay Inslee zings Eyman after Tim interrupts Q&A: “Please leave the chair when you leave”

Excerpt: The Governor got the better of Tim Eyman during a confrontation that Eyman tried to instigate at the 2020 Associated Press Legislative Preview.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Legislative Advocacy
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Diverting sales tax revenue from vehicle sales will not get us beyond I‑976, Republicans

Excerpt: Curtis King and his colleagues are nonsensically proposing to backfill lost vehicle fee revenue with another revenue source that I-976 targeted for repeal.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman is apparently unaware that Thurston County’s Intercity Transit is also a plaintiff suing to invalidate Initiative 976

Excerpt: The con artist says he is going to Thurston County Superior Court to defend I-976, but seems not to know that the county's transit agency is one of his adversaries in the lawsuit against I-976.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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I‑976 legal challenge gets more complicated as court signs off on motions to intervene

Excerpt: The legal challenge against Tim Eyman's incredibly destructive Initiative 976 appears poised to turn into quite the complex courtroom drama.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Litigation
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AGO’s Noah Purcell issues scathing rejoinder to Tim Eyman’s claims of I‑976 sabotage

Excerpt: Washington State's Solicitor General is tired of Tim Eyman's constant attacks on the attorneys who have the unenviable job of defending Eyman's Initiative 976.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman’s pals fail miserably in their attempt to intervene in I‑976 legal challenge

Excerpt: The Washington State Supreme Court made mincemeat out of a motion filed by Tim Eyman's friends to intervene in the case against Eyman's initiative to defund multimodal transportation infrastructure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Supreme Court keeps injunction against Tim Eyman’s I‑976 in place

Excerpt: The Washington State Supreme Court has decided that Tim Eyman's most recent initiative will remain paused while its constitutionality (or lack thereof) is determined.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Governor Inslee says state will hold vehicle fee revenue in escrow account for time being

Excerpt: "The state will take a fiscally prudent approach by effectively continuing to act as if the initiative is still in place from a state spending perspective," Inslee says. Local governments are not obligated to follow suit.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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