OLYMPIA — Initiative promoter Tim Eyman has sued the state of Washington over the sale of bonds that will fund the construction of the new Highway 520 floating bridge.
Eyman and his attorney filed the lawsuit in Whatcom County recently asking the court to deem the bonds sale invalid.
Eyman argues that state leaders, including Gov. Chris Gregoire and state Treasurer Jim McIntire, approved the sale of the bonds with little public notice in an attempt to undercut Initiative 1125. Under the initiative, lawmakers would be tasked with voting on tolls, instead of the transportation commission that decides on tolls now.
Gregoire said Thursday the state government needs to pay its bills and work has already begun on the new bridge. She says the lawsuit has no merit.