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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I-1100: First to the Ballot?

Posted by on Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 4:58 PM

The Costco-backed liquor privatization initiative—which I wrote about here, and Cienna wrote about here—says it turned in 396,000 signatures today, collected in just 27 days.

That's well over the 241,153 signatures from registered voters that are required to get on the ballot—and also well above the 300,000 signatures that the Secretary of State's office suggests initiative campaigns turn in so that there's a cushion when some signatures are (inevitably) found to be invalid.

Seems we have one initiative sailing toward the November ballot. And at least a few more to come.

 

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Will in Seattle 1
Isn't there one that has a copy of it's initiative in every Stranger out today?

Let me see ... was that the Eyman one?
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on June 23, 2010 at 5:26 PM · Report this
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Anyone else alarmed that Corporations have been able basically write their own laws and pass them as Initiatives?

Stadiums Check
Strip Clubs Check
Plastic Bags Check
Liqour check is in the mail.

Posted by Zander on June 23, 2010 at 6:35 PM · Report this
TacomaRoma 3
I am, Zander. The zeal by which this particular initiative is supported here on Slog is frightening to me.
Posted by TacomaRoma on June 23, 2010 at 7:20 PM · Report this
Joe Szilagyi 4
@2 Welcome to the initiative system.
Posted by Joe Szilagyi http://www.zombo.com on June 23, 2010 at 10:15 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 5
@3, what, exactly, is frightening about this initiative?

It is already perfectly legal for people 21+ to buy alcohol. The only thing that will change is the location you can buy it. Is there any compelling reason that the state should have a monopoly on selling tequila?
Posted by Reverse Polarity on June 24, 2010 at 12:19 AM · Report this
libraboy 6
@5 What is frightening is that a multi-billion dollar corporation from out-of-state can spend so much money in-state to get this initiative on the ballot.

And for the record, I am against this initiative. The state seems to be doing just fine selling alcohol. Why change what isn't broken?
Posted by libraboy on June 24, 2010 at 7:33 AM · Report this
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My reasons for opposing the privatization initiative(s) are 100% mutually exclusive from the "think of the children!" arguments that are already starting to define the "con" platform.

In a nutshell: If these pass, expect to need a car and a lot of time on your hands to track down any interesting/quality liquor from now on.
Posted by d.p. on June 24, 2010 at 2:32 PM · Report this

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