Many right wing initiatives are deceptively written to mask the harmful impact they would have to our communities. Research and Reports houses our own investigative work and critiques of dangerous ballot measures as well as links to useful information prepared by other organizations.
Our Research and Reports
- Tim Eyman’s “advisory votes” are really costly, deceptive, and unconstitutional push polls: An in-depth examination of Eyman’s scheme to require automatic, nonbinding public votes on new or recovered revenue (October 30th, 2013).
- Eye on Money: Permanent Defense’s tool for tracking contributions and expenditures to harmful ballot measures (updated September 11th, 2011).
- The Failure Chart: A look at the fate of Tim Eyman’s many initiatives, showing that most have been failures (updated December 1st, 2011)
- Voters want better choices: Real tax reform can be achieved without gutting public services (updated February 7th, 2009)
- Initiative 917 on the rocks: Background and timeline of the spectacular implosion of Tim Eyman’s 2006 initiative (released July 2006)
- Impact of Initiative 900: Responses from Washington State Auditor’s office to our questions about I-900 (released July 2005)
- Voters willing to pay more to get more: Analysis of propositions on the 2004 primary ballot across Washington (released September 24th, 2004)
More Useful Information
- Supermajority Law’s Damaging Legacy: From the Washington Budget & Policy Center (posted Monday, August 27th, 2012)
- A Tool for Transparent, Timely Budgeting: From the Washington Budget & Policy Center (posted February 13th, 2007)
- 1990s state tax cuts have limited Washington’s ability to fund public priorities: From the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities (posted December 19th, 2006)
- City-by-City Tax Burdens (Seattle Ranks 41st of 49): CNNMoney Survey (posted September 4th, 2004)
- Impact of the Ron Sims Tax Plan on State Tax Fairness: From the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (posted August 26th, 2004)
- Report: Comparative State and Local Taxes: From the Washington State Department of Revenue (posted August 26th, 2004)
- Washington State Tax Structure Study: Commissioned by the 2001 Legislature (posted July 13th, 2004)
- Who Pays: Analysis of State and Local Tax Burdens: From the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (posted July 13th, 2004)