GovBeat: initiatives

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Massachusetts session preview: A full policy plate for 2014

Minimum wage and reforming the state’s unemployment insurance system could be up first.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ballot initiatives, gambling, gun control, gun rights, guns, Massachusetts, minimum wage, session preview, Unemployment, unemployment benefits

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Alaska could become the third state to legalize marijuana—as soon as August

A group says it’s turned in more than 50 percent more signatures than are necessary to qualify.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  07:02 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, ballot initiatives, initiatives, Marijuana

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Colorado gun company says new law is forcing relocation to Texas, Wyoming

Magpul is the latest in a string of companies that say they are moving because of new state restrictions.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:04 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ballot initiatives, Colorado, Gun, gun control, gun rights, guns, newsletter

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/20/2013

A California businessman wants to make the state legislature 100 times larger

His proposal would make the legislature the size of a small town—population 12,000.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ballot initiatives, California, leg, legislature, legislatures

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 12/01/2013

After abortion vote, Albuquerque looks to change initiative process

Ballot initiatives are costing the city big bucks.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, initiatives, New Mexico, States

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Initiative spending booms past $1 billion as corporations sponsor their own proposals

Supporters and opponents of ballot initiatives spent more than $1 billion in just 18 months.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:02 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ballot initiatives, California, campaigns, Colorado, elections, initiatives, newsletter, States, washington

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Colorado will vote on personhood amendment

A measure to redefine the words ‘person’ and ‘child’ in the state criminal code will be on the 2014 ballot.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:39 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, abortion rights, Colorado, initiatives, pro-choice, pro-life, States

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 10/12/2013

Brown nixes Democrats-friendly initiative reform measure

California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have made it harder for conservatives to put initiatives on the ballot.

By Reid Wilson  |  05:44 PM ET, 10/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, initiatives, States