Anti-tax activist Tim Eyman’s initiative to get rid of Sound Transit’s car-tab taxes and instead tax every vehicle in the state at $30 has failed to collect enough signatures and will not be on the ballot next year. The Spokesman-Review says Eyman needed to collect nearly 260,000 signatures by last Friday.

Eyman said the initiative didn’t make it because not enough money was raised to hire paid petitioners to supplement signature-collection work done by volunteers. Eyman’s initiative would have dealt a large blow to Sound Transit’s finances and plans to bring more light rail, expanded bus and commuter rail service to the region.


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