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Initiative to Ban I-90, I-405 Tolling Proposed

A Seattle group has proposed an initiative to ban tolling on interstates, which would include Interstate 90 and Interstate 405.

Voters might have the chance to decide whether they want tolling on Interstate 90 and Interstate 405, after a Seattle group filed the paperwork to start gathering signatures for an initiative that would ban tolling on interstates.

The group Democracy Workshop has filed a petition  has until July 5 to gather the signatures of at least 246,372 registered voters, according to the Washington Secretary of State's Office. The state recommends gathering at least 325,000 signatures.

The initiative would prohibit tolling of interstates, including the proposed tolling of Interstate 90 and the .

Democracy Workshop director Elizabeth Campbell told KING-5 News that the group believes the interstate systems should be free because "they are the spine economic and commerce that goes through our area."

The initiative does not have an assigned number yet. According to the state, initiative numbers are not assigned until the proposal has been reviewed by the state code reviser and the sponsor has submitted the final language of the proposed initiative. You can read the current proposed text of the Interstate Tolling Prohibition Act on the Washington Secretary of State's website.

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KING 5: I-90 tolling opponents push for November initiative

Secretary of State: Proposed Initiatives to the People - 2013

Ray Burt February 18, 2013 at 11:15 PM
This will be popular!
Richard Bray February 18, 2013 at 11:39 PM
it will pass overwhelmingly at the ballot box if the required signatures are gathered. Let people vote on this!
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA February 19, 2013 at 01:22 AM
Signature gathering will be a snap! JG-
Ray Burt February 19, 2013 at 02:07 AM
I think Jerry has found his calling....collecting signatures!
Daniel Resnik February 19, 2013 at 02:57 PM
Yes, yes, and yes,
Kris Robbs February 19, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Send me the initiative and I will stand outside QFC, the Post Office, Albertson's, go door to door,...whatever it takes. It was just proposed to raise the gas tax by 10 cents making us within a few cents of the highest in the Nation. NO TOLLS ON I-90 or ANY INTERSTATE in WA!
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA February 19, 2013 at 03:37 PM
I'm sure Realtor Kris will do just that! JG-
Ray Burt February 19, 2013 at 04:46 PM
You two will make a good team outside the stores!
Ray Burt February 19, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Online petition: https://www.change.org/petitions/no-toll-on-i-90#share
Jason F. February 20, 2013 at 08:09 AM
Agreed
Richard Walther March 08, 2013 at 11:19 AM
Hello, We are Democracy Workshop, and have written Washington State Initiative I-1285 to "Prohibit Tolling on Interstate Highways" For our campaign to be successful, it will require a solid and organized effort, not to mention it will particularly require sufficient funds to pay for the cost of gathering at least 350,000 signatures statewide in order for it to qualify for the ballot. Conservatively it will take over $750,000 to accomplish this. Contributions can be made through our website where you can choose either PayPal, mail-in check, or credit/debit card transaction. Please Click Here to Contribute http://www.democracyworkshop.com/index_files/ContributionsPortal.htm "Like" us on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Democracy-Workshop/152713128216273 Website http://www.democracyworkshop.com/index.htm Thank you, we appreciate your support!!

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