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Exciting news to share today: The Alliance for Jobs & Clean Energy, of which NPI is a member, has announced that it will be launching an initiative to the people for 2016 to cap emissions of pollutants that have given our planet an increasingly bad fever. The initiative will appea… (read more)
I was so tired of partisan politics. It was all Tim Eyman and no new taxes… That’s not me. I’m interested in community building.
— Pro-transit Bellevue City Councilmember John Chelminak, explaining why he had a falling out with the Washington State Republican Party to The Seattle Times for its most recent article on Bellevue politics (Tone of Bellevue council hinges on three races). Chelminak nowadays calls himself “an excommunicated Republican.”
This morning in Olympia, after hearing staff summarize their findings in Case 13-027 (Protect Your Right To Vote On Initiatives and Tim Eyman) and Case 15-078 (Voters Want More Choices and Tim Eyman), the five-member Public Disclosure Commission voted una… (read more)
This morning, the staff of the Public Disclosure Commission released the results of the agency’s long-running investigation into Tim Eyman’s I-517, the initiative on initiatives Eyman qualified in 2012, which was overwhelmingly rejected by vot… (read more)
This morning, the Washington State Supreme Court rendered a preliminary verdict in Huff v. Wyman, the scope challenge to Tim Eyman’s I-1366. The Court has ruled unanimously that plaintiffs’ request for an injunction should be denied, which we… (read more)
U.S. Senate Confirmation of D.... (Center for American Progress) — Senate Holds Hearing While Obstruction Continues to Burden Americans Washington, D.C. — On Monday, October 5, the U.S. Senate finally confirmed Judge Da....
D.C. Paid Family Leave Bill W.... (Center for American Progress) — Washington, D.C. — Today, Sarah Jane Glynn, Director of Women’s Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statemen....
Washington Post Does Name Calling on the.... (Beat the Press) — Naturally the paper had an editorial celebrating a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In it they referred to the TPP as a free-trade deal and ....
More Legacy Making: The NYT Really Reall.... (Beat the Press) — Why does the NYT find it so hard to separate its news reporting from opinion when it comes to trade deals? Yet again, we are told that the Trans-Pacific....
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