• In Italy, Voters Pay for Ballot Information – But There's a Better Way

    Italians are voting on a significant ballot measure next week. People there are paying to learn about it. Jessie Conover writes about why they shouldn’t have to. Read more…

  • CITIZEN PANEL FINALIZES REVIEW OF MEASURE 97 IN OREGON

    The Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review citizen panel has completed their review of Ballot Measure 97, the corporate gross receipts tax. Click here for the final statement of Key Findings and Pro and Con arguments to be published in the official Oregon Voters’ Pamphlet distributed by the Secretary of State’s office. A follow-up addendum regarding the results may be found here.

  • MA CIR PILOT PROJECT FINALIZES REVIEW OF QUESTION 4

    The Massachusetts Citizens’ Initiative Review citizen panel has completed their review of Question 4: Legalization, regulation and taxation of marijuana.  For the final statement of Key Findings and Pro and Con arguments, visit the link below.

    MA CIR Pilot Citizen Statement

    For more information about the MA CIR, check out their website CIRMass2016.com

  • What Does A Healthy Democracy Look Like?

    Watch our latest video and find out more about the Citizens’ Initiative Review.

Morrison Institute

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Engaged Public

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Dec
2

In Italy, Voters Pay for Ballot Information – But There’s a Better Way

By Jessie Conover, Program Director

Brexit, Colombia, Turkey . . . time and time again this year we have pointed out examples of where a citizen-based review of confusing, high … more »

Oct
11

A bright spot for civic dialogue – in an unlikely place

By Jessie Conover, Program Director

You may not have seen it amongst the mudslinging and vitriol, but there was a bright spot in Sunday night’s second presidential debate. The evening … more »

Aug
30

Citizen Panel Finalizes Review of Question 4 in MA CIR Pilot

The Massachusetts Citizens’ Initiative Review citizen panel has completed their review of Question 4: Legalization, regulation and taxation of marijuana.  For the final statement of Key Findings and Pro and … more »

Aug
24

Clarifying Statement for M97 CIR Results

Please take a moment to read the important addendum below regarding M97 CIR Results.

Clarifying Statement in M97 CIR Results

Oregon 2016 Final Citizen Statement… more »

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