Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Initiative Proposes Naming Failed Bridge After Tim Eyman

Initiative guru Tim Eyman is getting some attention for his work- but not in a positive way. An initiatives to the Legislature was filed last week that would name the Skagit River bridge, which collapsed earlier this summer, for Eyman in honor of his tax-control efforts.

The measure "Commemorate the Tim Eyman Memorial Bridge" initiative from Nicholas Santos of Bothell says it is "dedicated to the efforts of Tim Eyman to reduce Washington State tax revenues and the collapse of the Skagit River Bridge on May 23, 2013."

 Each measure needs 246,372 valid voter signatures by Jan. 3 to be presented to the 2014 Legislature for consideration.

Here's what Eyman has to say about it.

Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/2013/07/25/2638697/tim-eyman-critic-wants-to-name.html#storylink=cpy

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