YES on I-976 – $30 Car Tabs
ALL WASHINGTON VOTERS:
VOTE YES ON I-976 IN NOVEMBER
(I-976 – A STATEWIDE INITIATIVE WHICH BRINGS BACK $30 CAR TABS)
For 20 years, taxpayers have fought for and passed this protection
ROUND 1 –
In 1999, voters passed I-695’s $30 cap on vehicle license tabs. Court vetoed it but the 2000 Legislature immediately adopted it. Democrat Governor Gary Locke said: “We will not return to the days of high license fees – $30 license tabs are here to stay.”
ROUND 2 –
In 2002, voters passed I-776’s $30 cap. Court upheld it on single subject rule and other issues. Court came back later and said I-776 did repeal Sound Transit’s vehicle tax but since I-776 didn’t mandate bond retirement (I-976 does require it), the tax remains.
Thanks to ROUNDS 1 & 2,
vehicle tab costs stayed low for almost 14 years. But vehicle owners are getting hit with massive sticker shock by skyrocketing vehicle costs. Despite hearing from outraged constituents for 2 years, politicians have done nothing.
THAT’S WHY ROUND 3 IS NEEDED –
352,000 people got I-976 on the ballot. So now the voters have a rare chance to protect themselves from skyrocketing taxes.
- I-976 caps vehicle registration costs at $30 per year for everyone in the state (cars, light trucks, SUVs, & other vehicles) and gets rid of state and local taxes and fees on vehicles.
- I-976 repeals the dishonest, inaccurate vehicle valuation schedule that’s got everyone so upset. I-976 prevents state and local governments from artificially inflating the value of your vehicle(s) to bring in more taxes than they should. No more price gouging.
- I-976 prohibits state and local govts from imposing dishonest vehicle taxes. Sound Transit lied to voters about the costs. I-976 is a do-over for voters now that we know the truth. Getting rid of their dishonest vehicle tax gives back $7 billion to taxpayers. ST’s own report shows that I-976 only affects a small portion (13%) of ST3’s $54 billion:
Politicians will NEVER limit taxes.
Vote YES on I-976 and bring back our $30 tabs.
ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL all of us send emails to these county officials – tell them to protect our vote for I-976. Tell them to help the people they’re elected to serve.
Today I sent emails to county council members who represent the voters in the 33 counties that overwhelmingly approved I-976. After you read this example, it's absolutely critical you email them too and tell them to protect our vote for I-976: Dear Lewis County...
Ferguson is actively sabotaging I-976 w/ Dept of Licensing – outside counsel only option. Watch Sound Transit’s TCC Executive Director threaten me.
Watch the Executive Director of Sound Transit's Transportation Choices Coalition in Seattle threaten me: https://youtu.be/E2LLtG-Pdgo Let that sink in. Because of his long standing support and defense of Sound Transit, Bob Ferguson is actively sabotaging Initiative...
They spent $5 million attacking Tim Eyman, and all they got was a lousy campaign finance complaint Eyman has been persecuted with the full power of the state. Public statements by Ferguson that he “would never settle” with Eyman, and other absurdities have abounded in...
Seattle’s mayor: “We’re suing to uphold the will of Seattle voters” (not the will of the people). So it’s Seattle versus all of us outside Seattle.
When Seattle's mayor announced why she was suing the people, she said "We're here to uphold the will of SEATTLE VOTERS." Let that sink in. Seattle has forced us to accept Seattle-centric Governor & AG, Seattle-centric Sound Transit, a Seattle-centric Legislature,...
Here's some great videos and pictures I wanted to share: After polls closed at 8 pm, we waited for results: Lots of reporters were there: VIDEO: Reporters asked me: "Preliminary numbers are 54% yes, how do you feel?" Here's our...
The voters have spoken. Message from voters to the politicians was crystal clear. Last night’s election results on ballot measures explained.
I'll never be able to adequately convey how special and deeply moving it was for me to share last night with my daughter Riley. I asked her to be by my side the whole time so we could experience it all together. Two moments I'll never forget: * Just before she left,...
Inslee issues threat: government won’t fix homelessness if voters pass I-976. Good ol’ Jay, he’s got a secret plan to solve homelessness but he won’t implement it unless voters reject 976.
This KOMO poll showed 85% support for our initiative to limit car tab taxes to $30: So it's no surprise that the stratospheric level of public support for I-976 has made Jay Inslee's brain explode: As reported in the Kitsap Sun and posted on my Facebook page: For...
ELECTION NIGHT (Tues, 11/5, 7-11pm, Bellevue Hyatt). Join pro976 team for victory celebration. It’ll be a chance for me to thank you in person for making Initiative 976 such a huge success.
ELECTION NIGHT (Tues, 11/5, 7-11pm). You're all invited. 976 supporters at the Bellevue Hyatt (free parking!). From 7-8:30pm, we will be on the first floor near the staircase. With supporters all around, victory speech will be given around 7:45pm (polls close at 8)....
Jay Inslee is telling voters to vote no on I-976: “Hi, uh, Jay here, ya know, this is Tim Eyman’s initiative.” No Jay, it’s the citizens’ initiative.
Jay Inslee: “Hi, uh, Jay here, I just want to take a moment to express the hope that you will join me in voting no against I-976. Ya know this is Tim Eyman’s initiative. ... the, uh, the safe thing to say about this is this would gut our ability for people to move...
Top 5 Contributors: Suzanne Burke, Puget Sound Chapter NECA PAC, Andrew Skotdal, Tim Eyman, Thomas O’Brien