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Jul
20

I-1240 Has Only A Handful of Contributors

As of July 14, 2012, the “Yes on I-1240″ campaign had raised $2,316,590.91, according to the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission. Most of that was spent getting signatures on the ballot; current expenses were $2,174,400.81. The campaign might be more accurately named the Microsoftie/Amazon Millionaires Initiative:

Jul
15

SOS To Begin I-1185 Signature Check On July 16

According to the Washington Secretary of State, Tim Eyman’s latest initiative, I-1185, contained 320,003 signatures. In order to be placed on the ballot, 241,153 of those signatures must be valid. The total also exceeds the 25 percent buffer over the minimum signatures that elections officials suggest campaigns collect to account for invalid signatures, including duplicates, signatures from people who… Continue reading »

Jul
13

Six Measures Appear Slated For Ballot

The signature deadline for 2012 ballot measures was Friday July 6. We can now say that Washington voters will see six statewide measures on the ballot in November. And the two most controversial measures are not your garden variety initiative to the people. The first high-profile measure is a referendum on the state’s marriage act.… Continue reading »

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