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November 9, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Eyman's tolling measure loses ground in latest vote count

Tim Eyman’s tolling measure, Initiative 1125, fell deeper in a hole with the latest vote tallies released this afternoon.

With more than a dozen counties reporting so far today, including King County, I-1125 was losing 51.42 percent to 48.58 percent. On Tuesday night it trailed 50.9 to 49.1.

More telling however, is that the no vote is getting larger in King County, which is home to a third of the state’s electorate. In the ballots counted on Wednesday, 66.2 percent voted no. That compares to 60.4  percent on Tuesday.

Among other provisions, the measure would require the Legislature to approve tolls instead of the state Transportation Commission; ban variable-rate tolls, which charge more during peak driving times; and mandate that tolls only go toward work on the road being toll.

It also contains a provision intended to keep light rail from crossing the I-90 bridge and continuing into downtown Bellevue.

Comments | More in General news, Government, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Elections; tolls; 520 bridge; I-90 bridge; Tim Eyman

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