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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 ... 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 ... read more

Which ballot measure would you rather have a beer with?

The system that requires voters to approve tax increases may need to be changed. “There needs to probably be a bigger conversation that the governor has to be a part of and has to lead, probably, to ... read more

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Editorial: Proposed campaign donation limits only limit who holds the power

But for all legislators’ celebratory words, this isn’t the reform Oregonians need. Rather than get big money out of ... limits already adopted by voters in 2006, 2016 and 2018 ballot measures can take ... read more


State suffers from ballot measure malfeasance

The measure was rejected. Two other proposals ... Initiative reform must be accompanied by reform of the mind-set in Salem that gives rise to the frustrations leading to so many bad ballot measures. ... read more

When taxpayers trust Springfield ... Part 4: Print or clip and save — 6 reasons to oppose the 'Pritzker Tax'

Robert Martwick, a Chicago Democrat who sponsored the measure: "This is reform ... need that fresh buckets of money from the Pritzker Tax would ameliorate. We thought we had Waybacked to that ... read more

Where 25 of Tuesday’s most important state ballot measures stand

In this follow up to our guide to everything you need ... ballot to look at what the latest available polls show about their prospects. What follows is a look at 25 state ballot measures and where ... read more

The Ultimate Guide to the Local Ballot Measures

San Diego voters will face an astounding 12 citywide measures ... ballot initiative only need support from a simple majority of voters. Some Chargers supporters argue it is important to show the team ... read more

Editorials from around Oregon.

The Legislature deserves credit for recognizing the need for ... that some measures can be many pages long, campaign finance reform and Measure 47 architect Dan Meek pointed out. Measure 47, which not ... read more

Bid to toughen California crime laws set for 2020 ballot

"Nobody signs the petition to get a measure on the ballot ... show the property crime rate in California decreased by 2.1 percent between 2016 and 2017 while the violent crime rate per 100,000 people ... read more

Democracy itself is on the ballot this year

The Brennan Center helped write ballot measures in Florida ... Gerrymandering was an arcane topic beloved only by political science professors and tobacco-stained party bosses. Last decade, similar ... read more

California’s stem cell program faces an existential moment — and a chance for reform

This would be Klein’s second initiative campaign in the field — he drafted Proposition 71, the 2004 ballot measure and served as CIRM’s first ... during a speculative phase in which researchers need ... read more



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