When will he be held accountable for these long-sleeved t-shirts?
When will he be held accountable for these long-sleeved t-shirts? HG

Back in July, initiative peddler Tim Eyman stood at King Street Station in flip flops to announce his latest anti-transit initiative. As usual, the measure was billed as a consumer protection against expensive car tab fees but was actually just an effort to choke off funding for Sound Transit. The initiative would have capped car tab fees at $30. Those fees are crucial for funding light rail projects. Eyman hates light rail.

In the final days of 2017, for the fourth time in a row, Eyman failed to qualify for the ballot.

On Friday, Eyman sent supporters an email saying he was "really disappointed to announce" that he didn't gather the signatures required to get the initiative on the ballot.

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Eyman hoped to ride a wave of fervor over car tab fees during the last legislative session. But he said the failure "boils down to money—we just didn't raise enough funds to hire paid petitioners to supplement our volunteers." Whether to believe a man accused of profiting off his initiative campaigns, well, I'll leave that up to you.

Eyman is now pushing an initiative to ban income and capital gains taxes.

Meanwhile, an initiative to reform police de-escalation training turned in 100,000 more signatures than needed.