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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 conflicts i... read more

To protect justice and fairness, does the bail system need a little bit of cash in it?

Since the Garden State “all but eliminated” money bail in January 2017, statistics show that homicides ... the state bail reform and the Supreme Court declined to review it, so the law is going to sti... read more

Measure 2 draws nation’s attention

A ballot measure that would abolish property taxes in North Dakota is not only creating in-state discussion, but also drawing national attention. Those in the academic community, economists and those ... read more

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Big Business Gave Heavily to Thwart Ballot Measures in 2014

The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know ... though the pro-reform side gave more than status-quo supporters by a nearly 5-to-1 ratio. But two individual givers managed ... 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

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Dumps Another $300,000 Into That Terrible NIMBY Ballot Measure

It's become a tale of two ... Measure S, as of January, there were 120 billboards across the city urging voters to vote yes on S. "With 120 billboards across Los Angeles, the Coalition to Preserve LA ... read more

There’s “An Extraordinary Groundswell Of Support” To Make Voting Easier For Americans

High-profile questions over ballot access and the success of “pro-voter” ballot measures ... also passed two amendments to the state constitution that would allow voting by mail and same-day registrat... read more

NC gerrymandering: Turner, McGrady lead reform effort on redistricting

Two Western North Carolina lawmakers from opposing parties are leading efforts to reform the state's brazenly ... said Wednesday that he expects McGrady's measure will get a hearing but doesn't person... read more

As he weighs a challenge to Trump, Larry Hogan says he offers a ‘model’ of bipartisanship. That’s only partly true.

“The first two years of ... his office to discuss measures, his staff said. “Governor Hogan is not a career politician,” Chasse said. “He doesn’t see the need to follow procedural norms.” Hogan origin... read more

Getting into the weeds on Missouri’s three medical marijuana measures

In Missouri, the Show ... November ballot. The three proposals are: Amendment 2. The New Approach Missouri petition for a constitutional amendment, organized by a group of political activists and endo... read more

POLITICO London Playbook, presented by Lloyds Banking Group: Party pressure cooker — Facebook in the dock — Williamson doubles down

“It would be like the 1980s,” he told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show. “And it basically installed Mrs. Thatcher ... arrangements” Tory MPs have been working on to avoid the need for a backstop. No one is ... read more

The L.A. teacher strike may be over, but observers warn there’s no ‘clear path forward’ for how LAUSD can afford its new contract

Those “are the two ... [2020 reform] measure, and they will vote for a parcel tax.” But UTLA’s chief negotiator Arlene Inouye told Jacobin magazine last month that “working people already pay enough i... read more

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