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Eyman initiatives for 2012 filed today

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Jan. 6, 2012 at 6:17 pm with No Comments »
January 6, 2012 6:17 pm

Tim Eyman announced his own legislative agenda today, submitting five ballot initiatives to the state elections office.

Here’s the list:

  • Protecting his 2/3 initiative: Eyman convinced voters to require a two-thirds super-majority vote to raise taxes in the Legislature with I-1053 in 2010. His new proposal aims to keep the governor and Legislature from changing it.
  • Capping car tabs: He’s also proposed a $30 limit to car tabs, which would limit the fees and taxes Washington can raise on vehicles.
  • Traffic camera control: Another of his measures aims to remove all traffic cameras in the state that do not have voter approval.
  • Investigating government fraud: This would create a state inspector general’s office, funded by existing sales taxes, to investigate fraud.
  • The initiative process: Finally, he’s looking to make interfering with signature gathering illegal, as well as allowing more time to gather signatures for ballot initiatives.

Eyman, a ballot initiative activist of sorts, is known for proposing a number of initiatives each year — though he usually only pursues signatures for one.

He can begin signature gathering after his proposals are reviewed and approved, which should happen within several weeks.

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