The Northwest Progressive Institute and the Seattle P-I report: “BP and ConocoPhillips have each contributed $100,000 to the campaign for Initiative 1185, which would (again) put in place the requirement of a two-thirds vote in both houses of the Washington Legislature to enact new revenue measures or close corporate loopholes. Oil refiners’ checkbooks were open two years ago, when BP put in $65,000, with fellow refiners ConocoPhillips and Equilon putting in $50,000 apiece to put Initiative I-1053 on the ballot. It passed.”
The citizens of Washington State have gotta start to realize that voting for Eyman initiatives is against their own self-interest.
Back in 2010, the Stranger reported similar news in “Who’s Behind Tim Eyman’s Big New Tax Initiative?“.
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