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Now that the Washington State Supreme Court has put the kibosh on Tim Eyman’s I-1366 — an incredibly-destructive, Ted Cruz-style scheme to force the Legislature to sabotage the majority vote clause of our state Constitution by holding $8 billion in funding for education an… (read more)
This morning, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Tim Eyman’s I-1366 is unconstitutional, affirming King County Superior Court Judge William Downing’s January ruling striking down the initiative as null and void in its en… (read more)
Irked by a letter to the editor published by The Herald of Everett, initiative profiteer Tim Eyman this morning sent out an email to his followers ridiculing elected representatives and civic leaders over their opposition to I-695 (on the ballot in Novemb… (read more)
Today and throughout this month, Permanent Defense celebrates its fourteenth anniversary, marking one hundred and sixty-eight months of continuous operation. Since going live on February 15th, 2002, Permanent Defense (PD) has been a fierce defender of&nbs… (read more)
PRESS CALL: Denver and Kansas City, Miss.... (Center for American Progress) — Washington, D.C. — To discuss the implications that criminal justice reform efforts and legislative movements have for the residents of Colorado and Mis....
Tax Justice Digest: Millionaire Myth -- .... (Tax Justice Blog) — In the Tax Justice Digest we recap the latest reports, blog posts, and analyses from Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute on Taxation and Economic....
State Rundown 5/26: Bad Ideas, Worse Bud.... (Tax Justice Blog) — Thanks for reading the State Rundown! Here's a sneak peek: Kansas marks tax cut anniversary with budget cuts. New York governor expected to sign tampon ....
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