Eyman initiative advances to LegislatureJanuary 24, 2013 @ 5:34 am
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Initiative activist Tim Eyman's latest measure has advanced to the Legislature.
The secretary of state's office says Initiative 517 was certified Wednesday to have more than enough signatures.
The initiative would set penalties for harassment of signature gatherers and signers and allow more time for signatures to be collected. It also would require that voters be allowed to vote on any initiative that qualifies for the ballot, even if a lawsuit has been filed against the measure.
The Legislature now has three choices with the initiative: pass it, send it to a public vote in November or send it to a public vote with an alternative.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Jumped in to Help
A new teacher confronted a gunman who opened fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School
Week In Photos
Great heights and breathtaking images from around the world this week
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.