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Tag Archives: WA-Ballot

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
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VICTORY! Injunction granted to prevent Tim Eyman’s destructive I‑976 from taking effect

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter's scheme to deprive the state, Sound Transit, and cities of billions in bipartisan, voter approved transportation investments has been stayed.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman throws a temper tantrum after hearing on possible injunction against I‑976

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter is furious that his measure to gut bipartisan, voter-approved transportation improvements might not go into effect on December 5th, 2019.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Attorney General’s arguments in defense of Tim Eyman’s I‑976 don’t hold water

Excerpt: The office is required by law to defend initiatives the voters pass. It is making its best effort, but its arguments cannot, in NPI's view, save the initiative.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sound Transit’s general counsel concludes that Tim Eyman’s I‑976 won’t affect ST3

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter intended to gut Sound Transit like a pig with Initiative 976, but due to his incompetence, it appears the measure won't adversely affect Sound Transit at all.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman claims he’s running for Governor of Washington in Seattle-bashing manifesto

Excerpt: If Eyman actually goes through with his plan, the Washington State Republican Party could have a Trump/Eyman ticket in 2020.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Dori Monson’s “list of government budget cuts to cover any 976 transit deficit” is a joke

Excerpt: The right wing KIRO Radio host is falsely trying to argue that the impact of Tim Eyman's latest initiative could be offset by privatizing the Evergreen State College, cutting salaries, and laying off public workers.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Plaintiffs challenging Tim Eyman’s I‑976 ask for injunction to block its implementation

Excerpt: Most of the measure is scheduled to take effect on December 5th, 2019, causing what plaintiffs assert would be "immediate, devastating, and irreparable impacts statewide".
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A slap in the face to voters? That’s a fitting description of the Initiative 976 ballot title

Excerpt: In this analysis, NPI takes apart the language that voters saw on their ballots for Tim Eyman's 2019 initiative, explaining how it misrepresents the initiative's provisions and leaves out key facts.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The battle against Tim Eyman’s I‑976 goes on as local governments, ATU file suit to stop it

Excerpt: The plaintiffs include King County, the City of Seattle, Amalgamated Transit Union, Intercity Transit, Association of Washington Cities.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Friday afternoon ballot counting update: R‑88 briefly takes lead, Sawant overtakes Orion

Excerpt: Get up to speed with the latest developments in the Washington State 2019 general election.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Thursday ballot counting update: Eyman’s 976 slides, Sawant gains, R‑88 vote gets tighter

Excerpt: Get up to speed with the latest developments in the Washington State 2019 general election.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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