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Supreme Court denies stay of injunction, Initiative 976 remains on hold

By a 6-3 vote, this evening the Washington State Supreme Court denied the Attorney General’s emergency motion for a stay on the preliminary injunction blocking the implementation of Initiative 976, the “$30 car tab” law.

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City, County respond in fight over I-976

If not for the preliminary injunction imposed by King County Superior Court Judge Marshall Ferguson last week, Initiative 976 would go into effect on Thursday. But as SCC Insight reported last night, the state Attorney General’s office has filed a motion with the state Supreme Court to stay that injunction pending further review. This afternoon, the City of Seattle, King County, and the other plaintiffs filed their response.

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Judge grants preliminary injunction blocking implementation of Initiative 976

This morning, King County Superior Court Judge Marshall Ferguson granted a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of Initiative 976 while the court determines whether it violates the state Constitution.

Tim Eyman listening to the hearing on whether to issue a preliminary injunction to block implementation of I-976

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City, County, several other parties file challenge to Initiative 976

As expected, this afternoon the City of Seattle, King County, and several other parties jointly filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court to challenge Initiative 976. With this, we get a first peek at their legal arguments.

City Attorney Pete Holmes announcing last week that he and other parties would be jointly filing a lawsuit against Initiative 976.

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Budget tweaks, service cutbacks, a lawsuit, and more: how the city plans to respond to I-976

This afternoon, Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes held a press conference to lay out their plans for how the City of Seattle is responding to the likely passage of Initiative 976.

Mayor Jenny Durkan discussion the impact of Initative 976, while City Attorney Pete Holmes looks on.

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