Archive for 'Ben Stuckart'

(Editorial) There will be a proposition on your February 12 ballot  to hamstring our Spokane City Council and make it harder for them to do their jobs.   Prop 2 is a confusing idea what would allow a small minority (2 out of 7) sitting council member to stop some of it the most important work.  It is undemocratic and unnecessary.

Here is a video of Ben Stuckart, President of the Spokane City Council asking for you to vote “No” on Prop. 2 in Spokane and against minority rule.

I am asking you to vote “No” on proposition 2.  On February 12 we have an election, and Proposition 2 is a charter change to require a 5/7 majority or over 70% of the people elected to the Spokane City Council to change any existing taxes or any new taxes.

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Mike FaganA few years ago, Tim Eyman and Mike Fagan started a successful initiative effort to require a two-thirds majority in the Washington State Legislature for the passage of new revenue proposals.  Every two years Eyman has relaunched similar initiatives in response to the Washington State Legislature threatening to undo his initiatives.  Now the two-thirds majority movement has gone local.

Last week the Spokane City Council voted in favor of placing a similar two-thirds rule on the local February ballot.  This measure was supported by Mike Fagan, a City Councilman and frequent co-sponsor of Eyman initiatives to reduce state revenue needed for parks, education, environmental protection, and other services from the State of Washington, according to the Spokesman Review. Read the rest of this entry

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Nancy McLaughlin, Spokane is Laughing

Nancy McLaughlin candidate for the Washington State Legislature was caught faking the support of the well-liked Ben Stuckart.  Stuckart was a bit angry, and he wants to make it loud and clear that he does NOT support Republican Nancy McLaughlin in her bid for a 3rd Legislative District Washington State Senate seat against Democrat Andy Billig.

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said Thursday that he didn’t give City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin permission to use a picture of him on a campaign mailer for state Senate. Read the rest of this entry

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Ben Stuckart off to a great start

Spokane Council President Ben Stuckart has hit the ground running to address the issues on which he campaigned.  Police reform is on the top of his agenda.

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