Tag Archives: Initiative 960
Another Monday has arrived, and so has another mid-morning Eyman missive that sounds like it was put together on an assembly line in Tim’s home office. Today’s target is Governor Jay Inslee, who took office less than two weeks ago and is now trying to put together a budget proposal – presumably a proposal that [...]
Two-thirds is *not* a majority: New pictogram explains what I-1185, lawsuit against I-1053 are really about
Today, NPI’s Permanent Defense is releasing a new pictogram that explains what Initiative 1185 and the lawsuit against I-1053 are really about. Inspired by NPI’s late board member Lynn Allen, the artist and storyteller who created a similar visual for NPI’s 2010 video explaining the cost and consequences of I-1053, the pictogram shows how the [...]
Tomorrow, the highest court of law in the State of Washington – the Supreme Court – will hear oral argument in League of Education Voters et. al. v. State of Washington, the legal challenge against Tim Eyman’s I-1053 originally filed over a year ago in King County Superior Court by a coalition of parents, teachers, [...]
Earlier this morning, Tim Eyman sent out an email which asked, in its subject line, “What does the phrase “will of the people” mean to you?” To us, those words mean that our cherished tradition of majority rule must never be compromised. Schemes that take away majority rule (such as Initiative 960 and Initiative 1053) [...]
Earlier today the Washington State Supreme Court released a ruling in Brown v. Owen, declining the opportunity ro rule on the constitutionality of Tim Eyman’s Initiative 960. The Northwest Progressive Institute has published some initial analysis of the decision and its implications, which is available at The Advocate.
Permanent Defense, the AARP, the League of Women Voters, Washington fire fighters, teachers, nurses, business and environmental groups – over 120 organizations statewide — all oppose Initiative 960 because it would paralyze our government. Newspapers across Washington are urging their readers to vote NO on I-960: The Yakima Herald Republic calls Tim Eyman’s I-960 a [...]
The NO on I-960 coalition has released its first television ad highlighting the waste and paralysis that Tim Eyman’s latest proposal would create if it ever became law. You can watch the ad at YouTube.
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 [...]
The state Office of Financial Management has released a statement analyzing the potential financial impacts of I-960. It’s not pretty: Initiative 960 would result in added costs to prepare ten-year cost projections for proposed state tax and fee increases, to notify legislators and the public about proposed revenue legislation, and to conduct advisory votes on [...]
An Olympia based think tank focusing on fiscal policy has published a new report confirming our arguments and conclusions about I-960: A new analysis of Initiative 960 completed by the Budget & Policy Center finds that the initiative will not further widely shared goals of improving government accountability and transparency. Rather, if approved by the [...]