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Old 08-27-2014, 12:12 PM   #1
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Ban foreign donations for state campaigns

This matter of Bloomberg donating money to promote I-594 in Washington has me wondering about ways to thwart tactics like this. It seems to me that it should be a requirement for donations to state campaigns come only from people who reside primarily in the state. I highly resent the intrusion of Bloomberg into Washington politics. Does anyone have any ideas on how to move forward with something like an initiative to do this?
 
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:10 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frotz View Post
This matter of Bloomberg donating money to promote I-594 in Washington has me wondering about ways to thwart tactics like this. It seems to me that it should be a requirement for donations to state campaigns come only from people who reside primarily in the state. I highly resent the intrusion of Bloomberg into Washington politics. Does anyone have any ideas on how to move forward with something like an initiative to do this?
I second this request.
 
Old 08-28-2014, 08:17 AM   #3
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I will stand with you on this sentiment, but unfortunately there is no shortage of rich, stupid hypocrites that live here too. Allen, Gates and Hanour (sp?) have all donated at least half a million each.

I think our only hope is to get enough info out about all of the "extra" stuff that the initiative will do and what it defines as a "transfer".
 
Old 08-28-2014, 09:40 PM   #4
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I think that keeping out of state money out of our elections is good because of meddlers like bloomberg. Would the resident millionaires have started this campaign? Maybe, but I don't think so.
 
Old 08-30-2014, 03:03 PM   #5
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Create an initiative then but ass getting signatures then it will be put to a vote
The PDF file

Filing Initiatives and Referenda
in Washington State
The Washington State Constitution affords voters two basic
methods of direct legislative power—the Initiative and the
Referendum. While differing in process, both initiatives and
referenda have the same effect of leaving the ultimate authority
to legislate in the hands of the people.
The Initiative
The initiative process is the direct power of the voters to enact
new laws or change existing laws. It allows the electorate to
petition to place proposed legislation on the ballot. The initiative’s
only limitation is that it cannot be used to amend the state
constitution.
There are two types of initiatives:
Initiatives to the People, if certified to have sufficient
signatures, are submitted for a vote of the people at the next
state general election. Initiatives submitted to the people
require a simple majority of voter approval to become law
(except for gambling or lottery measures which require 60
percent approval).
Initiatives to the Legislature, if certified, are submitted to
the Legislature at its regular session each January. Once
submitted, the Legislature must take one of the following three
actions:
• The Legislature can adopt the initiative as proposed, in
which case it becomes law without a vote of the people;
• The Legislature can reject or refuse to act on the proposed
initiative, in which case the initiative must be
placed on the ballot at the next state general election; or
• The Legislature can propose a different measure dealing
with the same subject, in which case both measures
must be placed on the next state General Election ballot.
To qualify to the ballot or Legislature, the sponsor of either type
of initiative must first circulate the complete text of the proposal
among voters and obtain a number of legal voter signatures
equal to eight (8) percent of the number of votes cast for the
office of Governor at the last regular gubernatorial election (See
page 11).
The Referendum
There are two types of referenda: the referendum bill and the
referendum measure. The primary purpose of both is to give
voters an opportunity to approve or reject laws either proposed
or enacted by the Legislature. The only acts that are exempt from
the power of referendum are emergency laws—those that are
necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace,
health or safety, and the support of state government and its
existing institutions.
The two types of referenda are as follows:
Referendum Measures are laws recently passed by the
Legislature that are placed on the ballot because of petitions
signed by voters.
Referendum Bills are proposed laws referred to the
electorate by the Legislature.
Referendum measures must be certified by the Secretary of State
to have a number of petition signatures of legal voters equal to
four (4) percent of the total votes cast for the office of Governor
in the last regular gubernatorial election (See page 11).
A referendum certified to the ballot must receive a simple
majority vote to become law (except for gambling and lottery
measures which require 60 percent approval).
Who can propose an initiative?
Any registered voter, acting individually or on behalf of an
organization, may propose legislation to create a new state law
or amend or repeal existing statutes.
Who can propose an referendum?
The Legislature may pass a law that submits an issue to the voters
for their approval or rejection;
— or —
Any registered voter, acting individually or on behalf of an
organization, may demand, by petition, that a law passed by
the Legislature be referred to a vote of the electorate prior to its
going into effect (except emergency legislation, which is exempt
from the referendum process—see above).

Last edited by KillermondoDude; 08-30-2014 at 03:05 PM.
 
Old 09-14-2014, 08:45 PM   #6
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ANYTHING that Bloomberg endorses is T-R-O-U-B-L-E for citizens. Remember the Big Gulp controversy? Nanny Bloomie. NY SAFE Act? Bloomie again. People seem to have only short term memories. This thing passes, it's really going to turn a whole lot of people into criminals, just like what the SAFE Act did in NY, only with greater repercussions. Who has to live with it? CITIZENS! People just have to open their eyes and do their OWN research. Also, remember, they are playing this like there are NO background checks, when, in fact, there are! NICS...
 
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