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The editorial board’s television debut

Post by Kim Bradford on Aug. 27, 2010 at 3:04 pm with 8 Comments »
August 27, 2010 3:09 pm

Every year, we invite proponents and opponents of ballot measures to our office to state their case. This year, TVW got in on the act, asking us if crews could shoot some of our sessions. We jumped at the chance to show you all a little bit of how we do our jobs.

Below, you’ll find the footage from our Tuesday sessions. The first is our interview of Initiative 1053’s backers and foes. Tim Eyman couldn’t make it, but the Association of Washington Business came instead to explain why voters should (again) require a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to raise taxes. Next up was both sides of the I-1107 debate, which squared off on the question of repealing the taxes on candy, soda and bottled water that lawmakers used to balance the budget this year.

The interviews will air on TVW starting Monday at 7 p.m. You can check TVW’s schedule here.

Leave a comment Comments → 8
  1. nwcolorist says:

    This is a great idea.

    Hopefully this will help demystify the processes, and the people who work in the inner chambers of the alabaster fortress on State Street.

  2. MikeDuffy says:

    Super majority should be called super minority. Just over 40% to win an issue is not right. Higher percentages are sure to follow. 2/3 or 3/4 will be Eyeman’s next goal. Fairness has never been his goal. It is selfishness.
    Taxing pop is an easy way to make revenue. It won’t hurt business. It won’t hurt kids. We tax cigs and gas highly and there’s no drop in business.
    An income tax for the wealthy isn’t so bad. I’m ready to pay a small %. These are not big deals if we can restore our state’s balanced budget.

  3. The income tax isn,t so bad until the taxaholics redefine wealthy! Once the income tax door is oppened,you will see just how small your income has to be to be considered (Wealthy.)Case in Point:If a homeless person has a dime and you have a hundred dollars,he considers you to be wealthy.If you go to certain part of the City where all the Mansions are located,you would consider those occupants wealthy.Its all about who has the most toys to be classed as RICH!The backers of this 1098 Plan can afford to move to a more lienient taxed state while the rest of the, now ,so called,( RICH PEOPLE) have to live with their actions.Any tax that is imposed,always starts out small but it does not take long for it to be a real burden to the,not so rich People left in the state.

  4. The simplest way to balance the budget is not to spend money the state doesn’t have. Not rocket science but then Democrats have never been all that sharp when it comes to managing money, especially tax monies. The projected tax rate for Washington State if the Dimocrats continue is 100%. Still would need to have the Feds bail them out. Only parasites think of voting for Dims.

  5. scott0962 says:

    The super majority requirement was imposed because school taxes levied by simple majority vote were literally forcing senior citizens on fixed incomes out of their homes. Is that the social justice backers of simple majority tax approval want for us?

  6. villager98 says:

    scott0962 confuses school bond issues with legislative tax authority and those who fear that the legislature will soon impose higher taxes via an income tax on everyone operate on pure conjecture. The people of Washington have failed to learn anything from the disasters Californians brought on themselves with iniatives creating, finally, a governing system that cannot function at all.

  7. MadTaxpayer says:

    Duffy, get a political education. OLY spends every penny they get, and now money they do not have. Turn off the faucet!

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