Vote “MAINTAIN” on Eyman Advisory Votes this November

Washington voters should vote  “Maintain” on the five Advisory Votes on the November 5th ballot. These Tax Advisory votes  are a Tim Eyman anti-tax push poll that he has gotten taxpayers to pay for when they voted for his Initiative … Continue reading

Republican Government Shutdown Hurting People’s Jobs and Lives

The Republican Government Shutdown is hurting people by cutting their jobs and income.  Many will not be compensated because they are not Federal employees. Most Republicans in Congress don’t seem  to understand or care.  What was originally an attempt to … Continue reading

Vote to “Maintain” on Tax Advisory Votes this November

This upcoming Nov. 5, 2013 General Election Ballot in Washington State has  5 Tax Advisory Vote measures put on the ballot as a result of Tim Eyman’s Initiative 960. Voters should vote to “maintain”+ these measures. The 5 Advisory votes … Continue reading

Initiative 605 – latest version of Tax Loophole Reform Initiative

The latest version of the Tax Loophole Reform Initiative is Initiative 605.  It has now received a ballot title and summary. Here is the information from the Washington State Secretary of State’s website. We will be appealing the ballot title … Continue reading

Tax Loophole Reform Initiative to Washington State Legislature Filed

Tax Sanity ( www.taxsanity.org )  on May 17, 2013 filed an Initiative to the Legislature to address the issue of Tax Loophole Reform. As noted in an article in Crossscut entitled Tax exemptions are starting to draw an uncomfortable spotlight: … Continue reading

Time for Citizens to Get Serious About Closing Tax Loopholes
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The Washington Wire has printed a story entitled “Will this finally be the Year for a Loophole Initiative?” The story is about  Tax Sanity’s efforts  for tax loophole reform in Washington State –  as Eric Smith notes, year after year … Continue reading

Pushing Back Against Eyman’s Latest Initiative Attacks on the People’s Legislature

Libertarian Tim Eyman supposedly filed his 51st initiative this year with the Washington Secretary of State. In a press conference held in the morning at the Washington State Secretary of State’s Office he claimed that this is the “one” he … Continue reading

Eyman’s Proposed Initiative Continues his Libertarian Attack on State Government

Tim Eyman’s latest proposed initiative continues his right wing libertarian approach to try to shut down state government.  He is proposing to limit tax increases to one year and push for repeated votes at tax payer expense for  minority rule … Continue reading

Tax Expenditures Need to Become Part of the State Budget

Tax expenditures are basically off budget spending. As one Washington State Legislator recently said, they are “gifts” of public money. They don’t have to be scrutinized the same as other state expenditures are when the biennial state budget is proposed … Continue reading