By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly The Republican Election Night Headquarters was calm Tuesday night, Nov. 6
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Doug McDonald believes that I-1125 will completely halt transportation progress, hurting struggling families.<!–more–> Tim Eyman believes that Initiative 1125 will prevent struggling families from losing thousands of dollars a year to bridge tolls. So who is right? I-1125 defined “They want to toll every major highway, bridge, road, and […]
To the Editor:
I-1033 brings back previously successful policies passed by the voters. In 1993, during tough economic times, voters approved Initiative 601, which put reasonable limits on government’s fiscal policies. I-601 established a sustainable rate for government to grow, saying it could grow at the inflation rate plus population growth, with faster growth requiring voter approval.
Tim Eyman’s latest, Initiative 1033, threatens basic services such as education and health care that are vital to the APA community. According to the governor’s budget office, the initiative would reduce state general fund revenues that support education, human services, health care, environmental programs, and general government by an estimated $5.9 billion by 2015.