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Tag Archives: WA-Ballot

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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Court of Appeals rejects Compassion Seattle appeal, keeping Charter Amendment 29 off the November general election ballot

Excerpt: "While we are deeply disappointed, we will continue to share evidence that our amendment’s approach can make a necessary and noticeable difference for those living unsheltered in our parks and other public spaces," the coalition said.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Judge strikes Compassion Seattle’s Charter Amendment 29 from November ballot

Excerpt: Barring a successful appeal -- and it doesn't sound like there will be one -- people in Seattle will not be getting a chance to vote on a charter amendment that would alter the city's plan of government to add new directives regarding the city's obligations with respect to homelessness this autumn.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Lawsuit filed to block Charter Amendment 29 from the November 2021 Seattle ballot

Excerpt: If the lawsuit is successful, the debate over Compassion Seattle's plan to alter the Emerald City's plan of government to add new directives on homelessness would be over before the fall campaign could rev into high gear.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle Charter Amendment 29 has qualified to the November ballot, King County says

Excerpt: With the qualification threshold cleared (34,714 signatures were accepted, 33,060 were required), Charter Amendment 29 is now officially on the ballot. Seattle voters will decide its fate in November of 2021.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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2021 will be another rare year with no state level initiatives or referenda in Washington

Excerpt: For the first time since 2017 and for only the second time in several decades, there will be no statewide measures on the ballot in Washington State.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The mother of all grocery bills: GMA must pay $18 million fine for 2013 disclosure violations

Excerpt: The Grocery Manufacturers Association remains on the hook for a record-setting judgment because it flagrantly violated Washington State's public disclosure laws during its efforts to defeat a GMO labeling initiative.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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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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NPI’s 2020 polling correctly foreshadowed the result in every Washington statewide race

Excerpt: None of Washington State's 2020 statewide races are in doubt as of the third day of counting and tabulating. The winners, without exception, are what NPI's research suggested they would be.
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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Responding to supercharged electorate, officials prepare for sprint to Election Day

Excerpt: Aiming for 90% turnout, King County Elections is opening six Vote Centers through Tuesday to provide voters more services closer to home.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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NPI’s 2020 October elections survey provides a rich political portrait of Washington State

Excerpt: Read Joel Connelly's analysis of the Northwest Progressive Institute's findings in Washington State's 2020 statewide contests.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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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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