Initiative 695 is illegal but still in effect. Disqualified but not defunct. Unconstitutional but not undone.
License tabs for luxury cars and land yachts are still $30. Cities and counties have cut services in the wake of revenues lost. Highway projects are on hold. Seniors, working poor people and others who cannot drive have lost transportation services. Those results will stand regardless of the Supreme Court’s ruling against the measure’s legality.
As if his initial effort were not draconian enough, Tim Eyman has a new idea for us. Initiative 745 promises to torpedo what remains of public transportation and pave the way for developers to spread the sprawl, promote the pollution and reap the rewards of this windfall Eyman hopes to hand them.
Restore the sanity. Realize the crude manipulation of Eyman’s “data” attempting to justify a 90-10 formula for state transportation funding. Renew the commitment to the voter approved transportation plan that is currently developing. Say no to 745.
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