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Testimony on SHB 2019 and HB 2601

The following is the prepared testimony of Permanent Defense Chair and Northwest Progressive Institute Executive Director Andrew Villeneuve on two initiative process reform bills considered by the House State Government & Tribal Affairs Committee. Chairman Hunt and Members of the Committee: The staff of the Northwest Progressive Institute, a regional think tank devoted to advancing […]

Washington Research Council publishes report on I-960

The Washington Research Council, a business-supported think tank, has a new report (PDF) that echoes our criticisms of Tim Eyman’s latest plan to handicap government: Initiative 960 is intended to make it more difficult for our elected representatives to raise taxes without referring the matter to a direct vote of the people. As such, it […]

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Statement on submission of signatures for I-960

Here’s the press release we sent out this morning following the news: Permanent Defense today responded to Tim Eyman’s submission of signatures for I-960 to the Secretary of State’s office by renewing its commitment to fight the measure if it qualifies for the ballot. “Anyone with half a million dollars can buy their way onto […]

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