Tim Eyman http://www.kplu.org en In Attempt To Resurrect Anti-Tax Rule, Eyman Files Measure With Costly Caveat http://www.kplu.org/post/attempt-resurrect-anti-tax-rule-eyman-files-measure-costly-caveat <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Initiative promoter Tim </span>Eyman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is kicking off the new year with a new initiative.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eyman's new ballot proposal aims to resurrect the requirement that tax hikes get a two-thirds majority in the Legislature or be referred to the people. And this time, </span>Eyman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has designed a hammer to get the Legislature to act.</span></p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:54:11 +0000 Austin Jenkins 12313 at http://www.kplu.org In Attempt To Resurrect Anti-Tax Rule, Eyman Files Measure With Costly Caveat Eyman's initiative: Annual votes on supermajority rule for tax hikes http://www.kplu.org/post/eymans-initiative-annual-votes-supermajority-rule-tax-hikes <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Nearly two months have passed since the Washington Supreme Court tossed out a voter-approved two-thirds requirement for tax hikes.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">On Monday anti-tax activist Tim Eyman proposed an initiative he describes as a “lobbying tool” to bring back the super majority rule. Eyman’s proposal would require annual advisory votes asking the public if it wants the Legislature to enshrine the two-thirds threshold into the state constitution.</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 01:01:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 8508 at http://www.kplu.org Latest Eyman initiative would extend Washington signature-gathering period http://www.kplu.org/post/latest-eyman-initiative-would-extend-washington-signature-gathering-period <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/01/010312AJ_EymanInitiative_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington initiative promoter Tim Eyman says he wants to make it easier to put an initiative on the ballot. Eyman submitted nearly 350,000 signatures Thursday for his latest ballot measure. But critics are suspicious.<p>Eyman’s so-called "Protect the Initiative Act" would give signature-gatherers new protections from harassment. It would also stretch the time initiative backers have to gather signatures in Washington from six months to one year. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:04:53 +0000 Austin Jenkins 7499 at http://www.kplu.org Latest Eyman initiative would extend Washington signature-gathering period Court weighs constitutionality of Wash. tax rule 
 http://www.kplu.org/post/court-weighs-constitutionality-wash-tax-rule <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Supreme Court is considering whether to strike down a rule that makes it more difficult for the Legislature to raise taxes.</p><p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 01:28:43 +0000 The Associated Press 6477 at http://www.kplu.org Eyman aims to renew Washington anti-tax initiative  http://www.kplu.org/post/eyman-aims-renew-washington-anti-tax-initiative <p>EVERETT, Wash. &mdash; Initiative activist Tim Eyman of Mukilteo has started collecting signatures on a measure limiting the tax power of Washington state lawmakers.</p><p>If passed, I-1185 would require a two-thirds majority in the Legislature or a vote of the people to create or raise taxes. Sound familiar?</p><p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:58:58 +0000 The Associated Press 4630 at http://www.kplu.org You don't have the right to vote on red light cameras, court rules http://www.kplu.org/post/you-dont-have-right-vote-red-light-cameras-court-rules <p>The Washington Supreme Court says voters do not have the right to vote on the use of red light cameras for traffic enforcement.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/84526628/Red-Light-Cameras-Opinion"> In a 5 to 4 ruling </a>on a case involved a proposition on the ballot in the city of Mukilteo, the justices held that:</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;Because the legislature expressly granted authority to the governing body of the city of Mukilteo to enact ordinances on the use of automated traffic safety cameras, the subject of Proposition 1 is not within the initiative power.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p>In November 2010, Mukilteo voters approved Proposition 1 by a 70 percent margin. The Proposition had the backing of anti-tax activist Tim Eyman.</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 20:01:40 +0000 Paula Wissel 4373 at http://www.kplu.org You don't have the right to vote on red light cameras, court rules Democratic lawmakers seek to overturn supermajority for taxes http://www.kplu.org/post/democratic-lawmakers-seek-overturn-supermajority-taxes <p>Washington voters consistently send Democratic majorities to the statehouse. But four times over the past 20 years they&rsquo;ve also voted to require a supermajority of the legislature to raise taxes. Most recently, in 2010. Now a group of Democratic lawmakers and their allies are challenging the constitutionality of that two-thirds rule.</p><p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 17:42:13 +0000 Austin Jenkins 4248 at http://www.kplu.org Red light camera opponents file initiatives in Monroe, Longview http://www.kplu.org/post/red-light-camera-opponents-file-initiatives-monroe-longview <p>Red light camera opponents in Longview and Monroe submitted initiatives Monday against the automatic traffic ticketing system. If approved, the Monroe initiative would require the city to remove its cameras and ask for voter approval before installing more. Tue, 24 May 2011 18:30:50 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1665 at http://www.kplu.org Red light camera opponents file initiatives in Monroe, Longview Red light camera ballot challenges spread across state http://www.kplu.org/post/red-light-camera-ballot-challenges-spread-across-state <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-948719.mp3</span></p><p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">Irate</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; "> drivers in four Washington cities are filing ballot initiative paperwork this week to unplug automated traffic enforcement cameras.</span></p><p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">So far, driver rebellions have ignited in Longview, Bellingham, Monroe and Wenatchee. Signature drives have started in those cities to unplug their red light cameras.&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 21px; font-size: 14px; ">Professional initiative promoter Tim&nbsp;Eyman&nbsp;is involved in all four of the nascent municipal campaigns.</span></span></p><p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 23:12:55 +0000 Tom Banse 659 at http://www.kplu.org Red light camera ballot challenges spread across state Tuesday's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/tuesdays-headlines <p>Making headlines this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Snow Threat Reduced</strong></li><li><strong>Protests Greet Lawmakers at Session Start</strong></li><li><b>Eyman&nbsp;Files New Initiative</b> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 15:27:30 +0000 KPLU News Staff 510 at http://www.kplu.org Tuesday's headlines