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A Republican donor's $6 million quest to "fix stupid things"

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All six of Let’s Go Washington’s initiatives have been certified.

The Republican-backed proposals are headed to the state legislature, where Democratic lawmakers will likely decline them, and send them to November’s ballot.

The issues are big. Repealing the state’s Climate Commitment Act, the Long-Term Care Tax, and the Capital Gains Tax.

Getting the measures on the ballot took a lot: a lot of signatures, a lot of legwork, and a lot of money… That’s where Brian Heywood comes in.

Seattle Times politics reporter Jim Brunner is here to tell us more about the hedge fund manager behind these initiatives.

Read Jim Brunner’s profile on Brian Heywood:

Learn more about what’s on your November ballot:

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