Tag Archives: Initiative 1125

Tim Eyman’s Mukilteo neighbors voted down Initiative 1125, official results show

A couple of weeks ago, county canvassing boards across Washington State met to finalize the results of the November 2011 general election. The certification of the election means that we finally have official results that we can analyze and study. (It doe take a long time to count all of the votes under our vote-by-mail […]

Posted in Election Postmortem |

Statement on the apparent defeat of I-1125

Following the release of the first returns for the 2011 general election, NPI’s Permanent Defense published the following statement, reacting to the apparent defeat of Tim Eyman’s I-11125. Many long months of working to educate voters about the cost and consequences of Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1125 thankfully appear to be paying off tonight. Although many […]

Posted in Election Postmortem, Statements & Advisories |

Danny Westneat assails Tim Eyman’s secret war on light rail

Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat has a blistering must-read column in today’s edition of the Seattle Times, taking Tim Eyman and Kemper Freeman Jr. to task for quietly trying to stop Sound Transit’s East Link project through a sneaky provision buried in I-1125, which is intended to kill East Link, but doesn’t actually mention the […]

Posted in From the Campaign Trail, Rethinking and Reframing |

The Columbian: I-1125 “threatens greater harm” to our transportation system “than any proposal we’ve seen in years”

The Columbian has joined the list of newspaper editorial boards opposed to Tim Eyman’s anti-tolling, anti-light rail I-1125. In an editorial published today, the Vancouver-based paper denounced I-1125 as “inedible soufflé was cooked up by professional initiative chef Tim Eyman and leavened with expensive dough: a $1 million donation from Bellevue developer Kemper Freeman Jr.”. […]

Posted in Endorsements, From the Campaign Trail |

The News Tribune: I-1125 is “a monkey wrench aimed squarely at the state’s efforts to keep cars moving”

The campaign against Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1125 continues to gain momentum. Across the state, editorial boards are universally coming out against I-1125, because it jeopardizes transportation projects that Washington needs to replace and repair unsafe roads and bridges. The latest paper to oppose I-1125 is the News Tribune of Tacoma, which called I-1125 “a monkey […]

Posted in Endorsements, From the Campaign Trail |

Everett Herald: I-1125 is a “formula for more gridlock”

The Everett Herald yesterday became the latest newspaper to declare its opposition to Tim Eyman’s ill-conceived I-1125, highlighting some of the initiative’s destructive consequences in a fairly-well written editorial. A couple key snippets: Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1125 isn’t just one bad idea, it’s a bunch of them. Their cumulative effect would severely damage the state’s […]

Posted in Endorsements, From the Campaign Trail |

Seattle Times calls I-1125 “a mess too large”

The Seattle Times, which has enthusiastically supported two of Tim Eyman’s last four initiatives (and firmly opposed the other two), has made public its stance on Initiative 1125. In an eight paragraph editorial, the paper, owned and controlled by the Blethen family, urged voters to save road projects and vote no. By restricting the state’s […]

Posted in Endorsements, From the Campaign Trail |

Bellevue Chamber of Commerce: NO on 1125

Following in the footsteps of many local chambers of commerce around Washington State, the Bellevue Chamber has taken a strong NO position on I-1125. The endorsement is significant because Bellevue is the home of Tim Eyman’s No. 2 all-time wealthy benefactor, Kemper Freeman, Jr. Freeman owns Bellevue Square, Bellevue Place, and Lincoln Square (which his […]

Posted in Endorsements, From the Campaign Trail |

Wenatchee World urges NO vote on I-1125

One of the more widely read newspapers in Eastern Washington has declared its opposition to the latest scheme to come out of Tim Eyman’s mill. The Wenatchee World, published from the heart of central Washington, urged voters this weekend to say NO to Initiative 1125. Here’s a key excerpt from their editorial: I-1125 will make […]

Posted in Endorsements, From the Campaign Trail |

NPI’s Permanent Defense responds to submission of signatures for I-1125

This morning, at the Secretary of State’s Elections Annex at Union and Cherry in Olympia, Tim Eyman and his associates turned in an estimated three hundred and twenty plus thousand signatures for Initiative 1125, paid for by developer and Bellevue Square owner Kemper Freeman, Jr. Although the Secretary of State still has to conduct a […]

Posted in Statements & Advisories, Threat Analysis |
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