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Big rejection for Eyman initiative

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OLYMPIA — A Tim Eyman initiative aimed at making it easier for sponsors like him to get measures on the statewide ballot lost Tuesday.

Initial returns showed 60 percent of voters statewide rejecting the measure. It was losing 69 to 31 percent in King County and far behind in Pierce and Snohomish counties as well.

Eyman, in an email, said: “Unless reforms like those contained in Initiative 517 are enacted, only initiatives sponsored by the big guys will make it.…

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