Tag Archives: Initiative 985

Citizens of Mukilteo have already rejected Eyman attempt to take away red-light camera money

At the beginning of this week, Mukilteo’s most infamous right wing politician announced that he and two of his friends were launching a citywide initiative to ban red-light cameras. But Eyman – who has assailed red-light cameras as the “crack cocaine” of city leaders – failed to mention that the people of his hometown have […]

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Eyman is wrong: Voters have repeatedly agreed with Gov. Chris Gregoire’s fiscal positions when it counts

In his latest diatribe to supporters, journalists, and elected leaders, initiative profiteer Tim Eyman trumpets a new SurveyUSA poll that he says proves the governor is unpopular. Eyman’s subject line said it all: “RE:  Gregoire pushes for higher taxes — new poll shows voters HATE her now more than ever — coincidence?  No way!” The […]

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Statement on the overwhelming defeat of I-985

Today the people of the State of Washington sent a loud, clear message to perennial right wing initiative sponsor Tim Eyman: We’re sick of traffic and we don’t agree that the solution to our transportation mess is diverting money from our schools to pay for bigger and wider highways. “We’re thrilled with the results,” said […]

Posted in Election Postmortem, Statements & Advisories |

Permanent Defense challenges Tim Eyman to reschedule carpool lane “victory lap” if I-985 passes

Over the last few weeks, more and more voters have been taking a closer look at Initiative 985… and they don’t like what they see. Sponsored by Washington’s version of Grover Norquist,  Initiative 985 is a recipe for transportation disaster. If enacted, the measure would open high occupancy vehicle lanes during rush hour in Puget […]

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Governor Gregoire strongly opposed to I-985

Recently, the NPI Advocate published an interview with Chris Gregoire which included a question asking for her position on Initiative 985. Here’s the governor’s interview with NPI Executive Director Andrew Villeneuve: ANDREW: You’ve been good about coming out and telling people where you stand on issues; that’s something your opponent doesn’t do. Do you have […]

Posted in Endorsements, From the Campaign Trail |
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