As Kenneth Vogel of the News Tribune reported in his article Initiatives have early momentum; November: Four committees have raised $130,000-plus, four initiative committees this week reported raising more than $130,000 each – a sign that the measures they’re supporting have a legitimate shot at appearing on the November ballot.

Investor Nicolas Hanauer and a law firm co-owned by Locke ally Bill Marler contributed $125,000 of the $146,000 raised by the committee backing the education sales-tax initiative, I-884, which Locke supports.

I-884 would increase the sales tax by 1 percent to raise $1 billion for education.