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Dan Walters: Two arcane ballot measures show need for reform

There’s a symbiotic relationship between two of the 11 statewide ballot measures facing voters next month, Propositions 8 and 11. Both would have voters decide very narrow union-management ... read more

A Reader's Guide to the Local Ballot Measures

The bottom line: Clean-up ballot measures like these are common, as local governments typically need a public vote ... when the most voters show up to the polls – and they successfully made the same c... read more

Don't worry, all is not lost. State and local activists are fixing our elections

We also need to change the very structure of our electoral system — and on that front there are several positive movements to reform state and local ... and now Proposal 2, a state ballot measure to c... read more

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Two candidates vie for 91st Michigan House seat

MUSKEGON, MI - Two candidates are vying to represent Michigan's 91 st House district. Republican Greg VanWoerkom and Democrat Tanya Cabala will appear on the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election ballot . ... read more

Houston firefighters take battle over pay to voters

Lancton said some firefighters have to work two or three ... a lawsuit to get the measure on this year's ballot. Turner, who's campaigned against the referendum at town hall meetings and on social med... read more

A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials

If Prop 2 fails to deliver on its promise of eliminating gerrymandering, the fix would require another ballot measure. A better solution would ... But this proposal would allow would-be voters to show ... read more

Send Wasserman Schultz, Diaz-Balart, Mucarsel-Powell and Shalala to Congress

In 2016, riding on Bernie Sanders’ wave of support, Canova appeared to pose a real threat to Wassermann Schultz, but lost at the ballot ... closing the gun-show loophole and a ban on assault-style aut... read more

Voting access becomes flashpoint in midterms just weeks away from Election Day

Clashes over voting rights in two states this past week ... identification requirements at the ballot box, or limiting early and absentee voting -- have led to a crush of legal and political battles, ... read more

Illinois Judge, Again, Bans Ballot Measure That Would Revoke Legislature's Redistricting Power

A Cook County judge on Wednesday tossed from the fall ballot a constitutional amendment to take ... "it will prove that we need to put political reform at the top of our legislative agenda." Rauner's ... read more

CityBeat’s General Election Endorsements

Incumbent Shirley Webber has been at the forefront of fighting for police practices reform. Given that she ... Voter Participation Act,” this measure would ensure all county election races go the runo... read more

Redistricting explained: All eyes on state races in 2018

Dan Vicuña is the national redistricting manager of Common Cause, a nonprofit group advocating for redistricting reform ... been one or two states changing every decade, and what’s new and different t... read more

Backers to hold off on pension ballot measures this year

Instead, former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio and former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said they will seek to qualify their measures in 2018, when they believe they'll face a more favorable political l... read more

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