Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tim Eyman Not Filing PDC Reports

Eyman Running Initiative Campaign without Filing Required Reports with Public Disclosure Commission

Tim Eyman and friends are once again in violation of Washington State's Public Disclosure laws. This morning MajorityRulesBlog filed an official compliant with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission regarding the lack of filing of campaign contributiuon and expenditure reports for Initiative 985.

In a phone call this morning I confirmed with the PDC that there was no error on their part - no reports have been received by them from Eyman besides a C1pc on initial formation of a committee entitled Reduce on January 3, 2008. has not updated this report with any additional information or reported any contributions or expenditures as of today, Feb 14, 2008. The deadline for filing Jan reports is Feb 10, 2008.

Yet they have sent mailings to people soliciting money, have a website up asking for money on behalf of which they secured on Dec. 18, 2007 , and are sending out e-mail asking for money. ...(more from Majority Rules Blog )

Tim Eyman is breaking the law and abusing the initiative process... again. He and his business partners should be held to the same standards as anyone else who runs a political campaign in the state of Washington.

Just today the Bellingham Herald ran an editorial complaining about House Bill 2601, which would regulate the work of paid signature-gatherers, requiring them to provide their name, home address and other information. And all signature gatherers, paid or not, would have to sign the petitions they turn in. In their editorial they turned to Eyman for an argument against the Bill: "But we think Eyman is right when he argues that it seems absurd that signature gatherers will have to register with the government to exercise what is considered a basic civic right by our state’s constitution."

It's pretty pathetic when a guy like Eyman who thinks he's above the law is looked to as an authority on what is and isn't a "basic civil right" ---

Tim Eyman has turned filing initiatives into a personal business in which he is extravagantly compensated for championing millionaires personal agenda's. Eyman knows what the reporting requirements are and should be held strictly to account for ignoring the Public Disclosure Laws.

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