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Ballot Measure Reform

Must Sadism Be Cleared to Gather Signatures?

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Hans Johnson

The wrestling match now unfolding in California over a proposed ballot measure aimed at exterminating gay people is actually a teachable moment, and not only about religious extremism and violent hate. It calls attention to the value of a simple screen test for the subjects of initiatives and constitutional amendments. In this area, California might take a lesson from New Mexico.

A Start to Reforming Our Dysfunctional Ballot Measure System

Scott Wiener | Posted 10.05.2011 | San Francisco
Scott Wiener

California is the only state in the country where legislation passed by the voters can only be amended by going back to the voters with yet another ballot measure.