Series: I-1033: Eyman's Permanent Recession
The recession was 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 2009 Initiative 1033 in Washington sought to set these financial hardships in stone. This series looked at the 2009 cuts that I-1033 sought to make permanent in Washington’s communities: reduction in programs for our schools, health care, public safety, transportation, and other basic community necessities on which we all rely.