Join Me At 2 Historic Hearings In Olympia: Thurs, 8am, Dems’ Income Tax — Fri, 9am, Lifetime Ban
Join me at these 2 historic hearings: Thurs, 8am, legislative hearing on Dems’ income tax bill, Fri, 9am, court hearing on Lifetime Ban
There are 2 historic hearings this week. Each will change the trajectory of Washington state forever.
Democrats’ income tax bill:
Day/Time: Tomorrow, Thurs, April 4 @ 8:00am
Where: House Finance Committee, John O’Brien Bldg, Olympia
Who: Me and a room full of tax-takers (all of them salivating at the prospect of higher taxes).
What: This is the one and only hearing on the House Democrats’ income tax bill — HB 2156
Why: Later this month, when we launch the signature drive for our “We Don’t Want An Income Tax Initiative,” we want to be able to say “we warned you in committee that passing your income tax bill forced us to do this” (Initiative 1005https://www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/elections/initiatives/finaltext_1621.pdf).
House Bill 2156 imposes an income tax on some of us but it’s just a gateway drug for an income tax imposed on all of us.
And then, there’s the court hearing on the Lifetime Ban:
Day: Friday, April 5
Start time: 9:00 am
Arrival time: no later than 8:30 am (parking is tough, gotta go through security, courtroom isn’t very big, etc)
Where: Thurston County Superior Court, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Bldg 2, Olympia — courtroom is on 2nd floor, #201
Who: Judge James Dixon will hear oral argument — it’s gonna be me (the AG vetoed my attorneys, so I’m forced to argue it myself pro se) versus the full power of the State.
I’ve heard from friends/supporters who are planning on attending. I’m so grateful to those of you who can make it — I think it’ll really help me. But I totally understand if you can’t. Remember, TVW is taping it and will have it posted to their website later that afternoon (here’s the link that’ll allow you to watch it online once they upload it: https://www.tvw.org/watch/?eventID=2019041019).
Make sure to read my closing argument: