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January 23, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Lawmakers to take up Eyman’s latest initiative

Tim Eyman’s latest initiative qualified for consideration¬†Wednesday, meaning state lawmakers must decide this session to either accept it or send it to the voters. The “Protect the Initiative Act,” or Initiative 517, would increase from six months to one year the time that initiative supporters have to gather signatures;¬†make it a crime to interfere with…

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0 Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: GMO, initiatives, Public Disclosure Commission

July 17, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Latest big gift to charter schools initiative: $600,000 from Wal-Mart heiress

Alice Walton, the daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, donated $600,000 last week to an initiative to allow charter schools in Washington state, helping to bring the effort’s fundraising to $3.3 million. Also last week, Seattle venture capitalist Nick Hanauer contributed $250,000, bringing his total investment to $450,000, according to public disclosure documents. And Mike…

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0 Comments | More in Education, homepage | Topics: Alice Walton, Bill Gates, initiatives