October 31st, 2007
What editorial boards are saying about I-960
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 “cynical ploy” for limiting voter information.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer calls it “a straitjacket.”
The Columbian “strongly recommends a ‘No’ vote on I-960, joining a large chorus of organizations, public officials and other newspapers.”
The Tacoma News Tribune criticizes I-960’s “overly prescriptive mandates that could bog down the Legislature and the ballot.”
The Tri-City Herald says it would have “costly and overzealous outcomes” and concludes “I-960 just doesn’t make sense for Washington voters.”
The Walla Walla Union Bulletin says “I-960 should be rejected.”
The Olympian says I-960 will cost “taxpayers millions…” and call the requirement that legislators vote on nickel increases in fees “beyond reason.”