Time to End Eyman’s Push Polls on Washington State Ballots
Senator Patty Kuderer has again introduced a bill, SB 5182, in the Washington State Senate to remove Tim Eyman’s phony anti-tax push polls on our November General Election ballots. These so called “Tax Advisory Votes” are really taxpayer funded advertising supporting Eyman’s anti-tax initiative business.
The language of the ballot title of each was written and prescribed by Eyman, All other ballot titles for issues on the ballot are written by the Washington State Attorney General.
Senate Bill 5182 is scheduled for a public hearing before the Senate Committee on State Government and Elections at 8 AM on Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021
Public testimony can either be orally given via zoom or comments can be submitted to the Committee in written form. Go to Participating in Committee hearings to register to speak or submit written comments. The Committee is the Senate Government and Elections Committee and the bill number is SB 5182
The bill sponsors are Senators Kuderer, Hunt,Conway, Darneille, Das, Dhinga, Hasegawa, Lovelett, Nguyen,Pedersen, VanDe Wege and C. Wilson.
Help end Tim Eyman’s use of our ballots
to promote his business!
Why is Washington State allowing Tim Eyman to have access to our ballots to do anti tax push polls done under the guise of so called “tax advisory votes”?
These advisory votes are really free advertising, paid for by Washington State taxpayers, to express opposition against the Washington State Legislature raising revenue or repealing outdated tax exemptions. The ballot language was written by Tim Eyman, not Attorney General Bob Ferguson who writes all other ballot title language.
Its time to end this abuse of using our ballot and taxpayer money to subsidize the profit interests of an anti-tax initiative business run by Tim Eyman.
Senator Patty Kuderer has introduced legislation to end the use of Tax Advisory votes on our ballots. SB 6610 is in the Senate State Government, Tribal Relations, and Elections Committee. It is scheduled for a hearing this Wed, Feb 5 2020 at 8 AM in Olympia. It must be voted out of committee by Friday Feb 7, 2020to stay alive.
Can you please send an e-mail to the members of the committee expressing your support for this legislation? Urge they vote to pass it out of committee to get a floor vote by the State Senate. You can also make a quick call to their Legislative offices. The members of the Committee and their contact information is below. Thanks.
|Hunt, Sam (D)
|Kuderer, Patty (D)
|Zeiger, Hans (R)
|Muzzall, Ron (R)
Assistant Ranking Member
|Hasegawa, Bob (D)
|Hawkins, Brad (R)
|Takko, Dean (D)
Director – Tax Sanity