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Tag Archives: WA-Ballot

April King County special election results: LWSD levy passing, Evergreen bond failing

Excerpt: Read NPI's summary and analysis of results in the April 23rd, 2019 special election for jurisdictions in King County.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman botches effort to overturn legislator pay increases; blames Kim Wyman

Excerpt: Tim Eyman is attacking fellow Republican Kim Wyman because he doesn't want to accept responsibility for his latest strategic blunder.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Governor Inslee + Premier Horgan push back against Tim Eyman, call for high speed rail

Excerpt: The leaders of Washington State and British Columbia say we should build on the success of Amtrak Cascades, not destroy it, as Tim Eyman wants to do.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County residents want more transit, but there would be less under Tim Eyman’s I-976

Excerpt: I-976 is a recipe for horrific highway gridlock, derelict roads, and stranded travelers. Think traffic is bad now? I-976 would make it much worse.
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Washingtonians rejected I-1631, but that doesn’t mean they oppose a price on pollution

Excerpt: Since I-1631 is unfortunately not going to become law in December, we need to get to work developing a new climate action plan, pronto.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Today is General Election Day 2018. Haven’t voted yet? It’s time to get that ballot in!

Excerpt: This is it. Election Day 2018 has arrived. Have you voted? Have you asked your family and friends if they've voted?
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Big Oil giants are raking in massive profits while spending massively to defeat I-1631

Excerpt: Recent earning reports are proof the likes of BP, Phillips 66, Marathon, and Chevron can easily afford to clean up their act... they just don't want to.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Hey, Northwesterners: Is your vote for sale? Big Soda would buy it from you if they could

Excerpt: Coke, Pepsi, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, and Red Bull are trying to con voters in Washington and Oregon into voting for measures against the public interest.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ignore the Seattle Times editorial board and vote YES on I-1631 for a clean energy future

Excerpt: The Seattle Times has come out in opposition to I-1631 in yet another incredibly lame endorsement editorial. NPI's Gael Tarleton explains why you should ignore the Voice of the Blethens and vote YES on I-1631.
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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State Supreme Court erred in ordering I-940 onto the ballot, but that mistake can be fixed

Excerpt: In ordering I-940 onto the ballot, the Supreme Court itself stepped out of bounds, but attorneys for De-Escalate Washington have afforded the Court an opportunity to revise its verdict and avoid setting a very problematic, very troubling precedent.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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State Supreme Court sends De-Escalate WA’s Initiative 940 to the November 2018 ballot

Excerpt: A deeply divided Washington State Supreme Court ruled today that De-Escalate Washington's Initiative 940 must appear on the November 2018 ballot to be considered by the people because its adoption by the Legislature last winter was effectively not without change or amendment due to the Legislature's passage of a separate compromise bill (ESHB 3003) intended to supersede I-940.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Unanimous Supreme Court rules Alliance for Gun Responsibility’s I-1639 will stay on ballot

Excerpt: NRA LOSES APPEAL: The Washington State Supreme Court has decided that the Alliance for Gun Responsibility's I-1639 will STAY on the November 2018 ballot, overturning a Superior Court judge who had blocked the measure from the ballot last week.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Judge blocks Alliance for Gun Responsibility’s I-1639 from the ballot; campaign appeals

Excerpt: A judge in Thurston County has ordered that the Alliance For Gun Responsibility's I-1639 (raising the age to buy semiautomatic firearms, imposing new safe storage requirements, creating new background check requirements) be blocked from the November 2018 ballot.
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This is what pandering looks like: Rodney Tom’s door lit pieces reveal his different faces

Excerpt: Tom is simultaneously chasing after two very different groups of voters and trying to win them over to his side by telling them what he thinks they want to hear. That's disturbing, but not surprising coming from someone who sold out the Democratic Party in 2012 in return for a corner office and the title of Majority Leader.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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