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Tag: I-1183


Political Smell Test: Will Initiative 1183 make us less safe?

WHAT THE CAMPAIGNS SAY: You’ve seen the ads. Each side seems to have its own stable of firefighters, police and sheriffs.

A Yes firefighter says “1183 dedicates millions in new revenue for police, fire and emergency services statewide” and a police officer says it “strengthens enforcement.”

But a No firefighter says “1183 doesn’t add a single penny or a single new officer for increased enforcement, even though we’ll have four times as many liquor stores, dramatically increasing teen access to hard liquor.”

One of those must be wrong, right?

Then there’s the dispute between the firefighter who says “1183

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Here are the ad buys for and against I-1183

The campaign for the liquor privatization initiative has been breaking fundraising records and stands to be the most expensive ballot-measure campaign ever waged in Washington.

No one will be surprised that the growing piles of money will be used to blanket the airwaves. TV ads have been flying for weeks. Here’s how the two campaigns reported spending their money on media buys between Sept. 1 and Oct. 17.

Supporters, financed almost entirely by record-breaking donations from Costco, spent $8.6 million on ads in that period:

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