Inland Journal: Initiatives, October 15, 2018
Washington Initiatives 940, 1634 and 1639; Idaho Proposition 2
We talk with our Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about the large amount of money supporters and opponents are donating to initiative campaigns.
We’ll talk about Washington Initiative 940, dubbed De-Escalate, about police behavior and training.
Guests: Mike Solan from the Coalition for a Safer Washington [against 940] and Monisha Harrell from Equal Rights Washington [for 940].
We’ll hear about Initiative 1639, dealing with gun restrictions and gun storage.
Guests: Stephen Paolini, 1639 campaign chairman, and Renee Hopkins, CEO of Alliance for Gun Responsibility [for 1639] and Robin Ball, owner of Sharp Shooting Indoor Range and Gun Shop in Spokane [against 1639].
We’ll hear about Initiative 1634, about local control of taxes on food.
Guests: Kevin Rourke, owner of Bargain Giant Foods in Spokane [for 1634] and Spokane City Councilwoman Kate Burke [against 1634].
And in Idaho, Proposition 2, is about expanding the Medicaid program to more people within the Gem State.
Guests: Emily Strizich from Reclaim Idaho [for Prop. 2] and Fred Birnbaum of the Idaho Freedom Foundation [against Prop. 2].