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Posts Tagged ‘I-1053’

Progress on Challenge to Two Thirds Initiative

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

This news is from Pat Dickason, LWVWA Vice President and Action Chair:
You may remember that League filed an amicus brief in the Two Thirds Case (I-1053), challenging the Tim Eyman-backed initiative that requires a two-thirds majority vote in the House and Senate to boost taxes. And those of you who were at League Day earlier this year had the chance to hear from David Perez about the Voting Rights Act. David is the main attorney for our amicus brief, and there is a wonderful article about his work in today’s Seattle Times.

Please take a minute to read the article…and David’s comments below. Here’s the link: http://seattletimes.com/html/dannywestneat/2019234954_danny23.html.

And, here’s David’s comments (I had sent him an e-mail commending him on his great work):
Well, to be clear, I could not have done any of this if the League of Women Voters of Washington had not agreed to engage us as counsel. You are the ones who deserve the praise. Everyone’s calling it the “League of Women Voters’ brief” — so congratulations to you, too.


Wrapping Up a Successful Round of Forums

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

We’ve had a great season of candidate forums during this election year, with 60 to 80 people attending most of our events. But the Oct. 12 forum for contested county races was the best yet. We had a standing-room-only crowd of more than 120 people at the Norm Dicks Center in Bremerton. The crowd submitted questions and watched as the following candidates squared off: Josh Brown and Abby Burlingame for county commissioner, Russ Hauge and Bruce Danielson for prosecutor, Greg Sandstrom and Pete Favazza for coroner and John Armstrong and Linda Gabriel for PUD commissioner.
If you missed it, you can catch it on BKAT at the following times:
Oct. 14, 8 p.m.; Oct. 15, 1 p.m.; Oct. 17, 7 p.m.; Oct. 18, 10 p.m.
And don’t miss our final forum before ballots go out later this week:

Thursday, Oct. 14: 9 a.m.– Noon, Eagles Nest,
Tax Issues on the Ballot

I-1107: Reverse or end sales tax on candy, bottled water, and carbonated beverages passed by the last legislature
I-1053: Require that any state tax increase be approved by two-
thirds vote of the Legislature or receive voter approval
I-1098: Tax “adjusted gross income” above $200,000 (individuals)
and $400,000 (joint-filers), reduce state property tax levies,
reduce certain business and occupation taxes, and direct any
increased revenues to education and health.

For information call Ann Smith at 360-871-3993 or Catherine Ahl at 360-697-7924.


2 Forums Planned for Next Week

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Ballots will come in the mail before we know it. To make sure you are a well-informed voter, plan to attend our remaining candidate forums:

County Races

Tuesday, Oct. 12: 6-8:30 p.m., Norm Dicks Center
County Commissioner, Dist. 3: Josh Brown and Abby Burlingame
Prosecuting Attorney: Bruce Danielson and Russ Hauge
Coroner: Pete Favazza and Greg Sandstrom
Public Utility Dist. 1 Commissioner: John Armstrong and Linda Gabriel

Will air on BKAT: Oct. 14, 8 p.m.; Oct. 15, 1 p.m.; Oct. 17, 7 p.m.; Oct. 18, 10 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 14: 9 a.m.– Noon, Eagles Nest,
Tax Issues on the Ballot

I-1107: Reverse or end sales tax on candy, bottled water, and carbonated beverages passed by the last legislature
I-1053: Require that any state tax increase be approved by two-
thirds vote of the Legislature or receive voter approval
I-1098: Tax “adjusted gross income” above $200,000 (individuals)
and $400,000 (joint-filers), reduce state property tax levies,
reduce certain business and occupation taxes, and direct any
increased revenues to education and health.

For information call Ann Smith at 360-871-3993 or Catherine Ahl at 360-697-7924.