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September 03, 2005

Dear Governor Gregiore

Carl is right about Josh Feit being right.  You need to get out there and lead the charge against I-912, or as I like to call it the "Dead Motorists Initiative."   

You signed the gas tax increase into law (with strong bipartisan support).  That was leadership.  Now you need to get out there and use the power of your bully pulpit to defend it against the talk radio reactionaries whose idea of government is one that's on display in New Orleans.  Your invisibility is making you look like, well, Gary Locke. 

Posted by Jon Stahl on September 3, 2005 at 08:37 PM in Ballot Initiatives | Permalink

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As I wrote in my blog:

In Washington, as we prepare to vote on Initiative 912, whether or not to repeal the gas tax that was just passed by the Legislature this past session, we would do well to heed the lessons of Katrina and ponder the ramifications of what could happen if we fail to invest in our infrastructure. Failure to invest in the Alaskan Way viaduct, the 520 bridge and other necessary projects through the gas tax will lead to catastrophic results for Washington's economy when disaster strikes.

Rabid conservative anti-tax mavens like Tim Eyman will tell you that this is a scare tactic. Well, Katrina proved just how real the disaster and the damage can be. Yes Tim, it is scary, but it's real and we can't afford the price of not investing in our infrastructure.

Vote no on I-912.

Posted by: Ken Camp | Sep 4, 2005 9:51:36 AM

Dear Governor Gregiore,
I was under the impression you were all for schools have the proper supplies. I guess, your people must have missed the Tacoma School District #10, Mt. Tahoma High School. My son is a freshman in this school and is currently in a math class that has not enough supplies for their students. I tried to help my son with his homework one night and since it has been years since I was in school I couldn't even help my child with his work cause he has no book to refer to for help. So, needless to say he is not doing well in the class, matter of fact he is failing the class. At first, I was hard on him until the day I tried to help him with no proper materials. How can I expect my child to do well when there are no books to help and the school always seems to want to blame the students for their poor grades instead of taking the resposibilty of inadequate supplies?

Posted by: Rose D. | Apr 26, 2007 8:49:34 PM

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