I-1033: Eyman's Permanent Recession
The recession has been tough for Northwest families. On top of layoffs and paycuts, falling tax revenue has meant crowding in classrooms, fewer police on the streets, rising university tuition, reduced spending on public health, and other cuts in vital community services. Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1033 in Washington would set these financial hardships in stone. We’ve seen how this kind of move crippled Colorado’s economy. This series takes a close look at the 2009 cuts that would be made permanent in Washington’s communities if I-1033 passes: reduction in programs for our schools, health care, public safety, transportation, and other basic community necessities on which we all rely.