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Oct
28

Pro I-1107 Commercial Claim Debunked

Earlier this month, King 5′s Ad Watch took a closer look at a Stop the Food and Beverage Tax Hikes TV commercial that claims the state legislature increased taxes on chili and blueberry pancakes. Their findings? False. In their analysis, King 5′s Robert Mak explains:

Oct
28

Would I-1100 and I-1105 Increase Underage Drinking?

Liquor privatization opponent group Protect Our Communities claims that both I-1100 and I-1105 would lead to an increase in underage drinking because  “deregulation creates an incentive to sell more alcohol which means more access for teens and more high-risk and underage drinking.” Seattle’s weekly newspaper The Stranger disagrees, offering a comparison with California as rebuttal: [L]et’s… Continue reading »

Oct
28

Would I-1100 and I-1105 Hurt Small Wineries?

In an ad opposing I-1100 and I-10105,Washington wine maker Darby English claims that both initiatives will “make it more difficult for small wineries like mine to compete. And it will allow big retail corporations to push our products off the shelf.” We think the claim lacks merit. Darby may be alluding to slotting fees, “payments made… Continue reading »

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