Politics No Major Resistance to ‘08 Light Rail Measure in Olympia
posted by January 14 at 19:12 PMon
The rap from the liberal side of the Pro-Prop 1 debate last year was that Prop 1 was our last chance to vote for light rail.
The legislature, we were told, would simply not allow light rail to go onto the ballot in 2008. (Gregoire and the Democrats, the explanation went, didn’t want any tax measure on the ballot while Democrats were also on the ballot. That seemed pretty stupid to us because 2008 was/is going to be a huge D turnout year—thanks Barack Obama!—which should help light rail pass as opposed to helping defeat Democrats.)
Anyway, the buzz in Olympia today was this: Democratic leadership is not going to stand in the way of Sound Transit going to the ballot in ‘08. I repeat: The Democratic leadership has no intention of blocking Sound Transit from going to the ballot in ‘08.
Sound Transit, the ball’s in your court.