Tag Archives: Initiative 864

Tim Eyman and Dino Rossi: Friends and Allies

Washington State GOP gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi likes to promote himself as a sunny independent thinker who will bring prosperity to Washington State. But what most people don’t know about Dino Rossi is his extremist positions – including his ties to initiative profiteer Tim Eyman, as well as his similarity to previous GOP candidates John […]

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PDC opens investigation into complaint

The Public Disclosure Commission Monday informed Permanent Defense and its co-complainants TaxSanity.org and Taxpayers For Washington’s Future that it was launching a formal investigation of their complaint against Tim Eyman and his three political committees. The complaint, filed August 26th, accused Eyman of shifting money between committees, as well as failing to timely and accurately […]

Posted in Eye on Money: Developments |

Eyman refuses to answer charges

Tim Eyman has responded to a complaint jointly filed by Permanent Defense, TaxSanity.org, and Taxpayers For Washington’s Future, but refuses to address any of the charges it presents. Calling it “our opponents’ latest slime attack”, Eyman said he had reviewed the complaint “and it’s all lies.” But the initiative profiteer didn’t counter or address any […]

Posted in Eye on Money: Developments |

PDC should penalize Eyman for violations

Permanent Defense, TaxSanity.org, and Taxpayers For Washington’s Future today filed an official PDC complaint against Tim Eyman alleging that the initiative profiteer appears to have been spending Initiative 864 campaign funds for his personal compensation PAC, Help Us Help Taxpayers, among other charges. The complaint also accuses Eyman and his associates of a broad range […]

Posted in Eye on Money: Developments, Statements & Advisories |

Permanent Defense, allies file PDC complaint against Tim Eyman

PDC complaint alleges conspiracy to defraud contributors, demands audit A formal complaint filed today with the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) alleges that during the final weeks of its failed signature drive, Tim Eyman fraudulently spent over $26,000 of I-864 campaign funds on a fundraising letter for his personal compensation PAC, “Help Us Help Taxpayers” . […]

Posted in Eye on Money: Developments, Statements & Advisories |

Eyman statistics about “obscene” taxes are misleading, meaningless

Since the beginning of his efforts to put I-864 and I-892 on the 2004 ballot, Tim Eyman has consistently complained about the rise in property taxes over the past several decades. His major, overriding complaint is that property taxes have increased from $1 billion in 1980 to $6.25 billion in 2003. But does this figure […]

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It’s back to begging for Tim Eyman

Please, whines Tim Eyman. Just send me and my co-chairmen your spare change and $100 checks so I can be compensated for another failure. Once again, Tim Eyman has sent out his pleas to his supporters to ask them to donate to his personal compensation fund. He’s asking them to pay him for a year’s […]

Posted in Eye on Money: Developments |

Initiative 864 fails to qualify!

WE DID IT!!!! Thanks to all of your hard work and perseverance, and that of our allies and fellow Eyman opponents, we’ve helped to ensure the defeat of I-864. Eyman first began working on this measure over a year ago. More than 365 days later, Eyman has nothing to show for efforts. Our victory means […]

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Critical moment in 2004 campaign season

This campaign began months ago with the launch of Tim Eyman’s so-called “25% property tax initiative” which Permanent Defense has opposed and fought for a year, since Tim Eyman announced it last June, along with many other opponents. The test of all that hard work comes this week. The signature deadline for I-864 and I-892 […]

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Folklife efforts a great success

The volunteer effort at NW Folklife throughout Memorial Day weekend was a great success. Volunteers from Permanent Defense, TaxSanity.org, and the Voter Education Committee alerted voters to the dangers of I- 864 and I-892. Many voters were dissuaded from signing the petitions after what they learned about the initiative’s devastating effects on Washington communities. Tim […]

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