Tag Archives: Initiative 747

Special session coverage

Permanent Defense’s parent organization, the Northwest Progressive Institute, has coverage of today’s special session at the Official Blog. Please view the following posts for more information: Olympia’s Democrats have lost their way A history of Initiative 747 Not so fast, Mr. Speaker I-747 reinstatement rolls through Senate House approves I-747 reinstatement Testimony on reinstatement of […]

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Statement on the invalidation of Initiative 747

The Northwest Progressive Institute and Permanent Defense this morning applauded the State Supreme Court’s invalidation of Tim Eyman’s Initiative 747, which placed draconian limits on property taxes in 2001. The Court upheld a lower court decision which found the initiative unconstitutional. “Today’s ruling is a victory for the people of the State of Washington,” said […]

Posted in In the Courts, Statements & Advisories |

Statement on the Initiative 747 ruling by Judge Roberts

Permanent Defense today applauded¬†the decision of King County Superior Court Judge Mary Roberts, who ruled that Tim Eyman’s Initiative 747¬†was unconstitutional. “It’s a very simple concept: Washington State laws, including initiatives passed by voters, cannot violate the state Constitution,” said Permanent Defense Chair Andrew Villeneuve. “We agree with the judge and believe her reasoning in […]

Posted in In the Courts, Statements & Advisories |

Whitman County, nonprofits sue to invalidate Initiative 747

Good news from the Puget Sound Business Journal: Whitman County and a coalition of nonprofit groups are suing the state, arguing that Tim Eyman’s Initiative 747, which capped state and local property tax increase at 1 percent per year, is unconstitutional. At a hearing in King County Superior Court on Friday, June 2, the plaintiffs […]

Posted in In the Courts |
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