Eyman's I-900 will be the 900 pound gorilla in 2005 - "I-900 will
forever revolutionize government in Washington."

News Release


Olympia, WA - Co-sponsors Tim Eyman and Mike & Jack Fagan's initiative requiring
performance audits of state and local governments has been officially
assigned initiative number 900. It was filed this morning in Olympia.
Petitions for it will be mailed to supporters in early February. 225,000
signatures are necessary by July 8th to qualify it for the November, 2005

Eyman released the following statement:

"The Performance Audits of Government Initiative will be the 900 pound
gorilla in 2005. The Legislature wants to raise taxes but performance
audits will identify billions of dollars in savings, making tax hikes
unnecessary. State and local governments spend over $40 billion every year
yet it's illegal for us to learn if these revenues are being spent as
cost-effectively as possible. That's absurd and we're going to change it.

Just to give some perspective, if just 2% efficiency is gained from
these performance audits, government would save over $800 million, more than
Locke's proposed tax increase.

"I-900 is far superior to the milk-toast alternative that the
Legislature will inevitably adopt this session. It will be better because
the audits will be made public and be required to receive public input and
direction. I-900's audits will be independently run by the state auditor,
not micromanaged by the Legislature. And the funding for I-900 will be
substantial, guaranteed, and stable. I-900 provides a stable funding source
-- 1/100th of 1% of the state's existing sales tax, approximately $10
million per year -- to fund these audits. This ensures the funding for
audits will not be subject to legislative manipulation.

"In contrast, the Legislature's version would keep our state auditor
on a very short leash by not guaranteeing stable funding. The Legislature's
version would also ensure their audits be kept secret, hidden from the
public. The audits' results would only be reported back to the

Obviously, prioritizing spending and reforming government are better
for the taxpayers, better for the economy, and better for the government
than are tax increases. I-900 will forever revolutionize government in

Regards, Tim Eyman, ph: 425-493-9127, email: insignia@greekwatch.com


To get this critical campaign started, we need your financial
commitment. Our past initiatives have saved taxpayers over $6 billion so
far. Please reinvest those savings and ensure the success of the
Performance Audits of Government Initiative. Please fill out the form below
and send us a donation of $10, $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more
(there are no limits on the amount that can be given) to our offices in
Spokane. We also accept VISA AND MASTERCARD. Either way, please send in
your most generous donation RIGHT NOW.

And thanks to a top supporter's generosity and enthusiasm for this
initiative, your donation is worth double this month. So your contributions
in January will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Make your $1000 contribution
worth $2000, your $500 worth $1000, your $100 worth $200, your $50 worth
$100. We're counting on you. Let's roll.

Regards, Tim Eyman, ph: 425-493-9127, email: insignia@greekwatch.com,
www.VotersWantMoreChoices.com (go to our website to do a secure donation by
VISA/Mastercard or print out the form below, fill it out, and return it with
a check or money order or credit card information).

99228 . PH: 425-493-8707 . FAX: 425-493-1027 . www.VotersWantMoreChoices.com
. email: jakatak@comcast.net
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Voluntary donations to the Performance Audits of Government Initiative will
be used to qualify this important taxpayer protection initiative for the
ballot. A different political action committee, "Help Us Help Taxpayers,"
raises money for a compensation fund for Tim Eyman, Jack Fagan, & Mike Fagan
for their effective political work on behalf of taxpayers. These two
campaign committees are kept separate and donations and expenditures for
each fund are publicly reported every month.



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