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Massachusetts: State lawmakers working to make ballot questions more clear to voters

From WWLP 22 News: BOSTON (WWLP) – State lawmakers are working to make voting easier on election day. Ballot questions...

A Manageable Improvement to the State Initiative Process?

From Fox & Hounds: Californians have a love-hate relationship with the Initiative process. Recent surveys by PPIC show that two-thirds...

Citizens’ statement on Massachusetts marijuana ballot question was effective, but little known

From MassLive: Massachusetts voters who read an independently produced statement about the marijuana legalization ballot question felt better informed about...

Making Direct Democracy Truly Democratic

Ashley Trim of the Davenport Institute at Pepperdine University writes about the challenges of the California initiative system and the unique democratic power of the Citizens Initiative Review. Via People2Power.

School of Public Policy Gets Ready for Healthy Democracy

From the Pepperdine University Graphic: The Pepperdine School of Public Policy is continuing its work from last semester on a...

Citizens’ committee drafts pro and con arguments for marijuana legalization in Massachusetts

From MassLive: Legalized marijuana in Massachusetts would be safer than marijuana bought on the black market, because it would be tested...

Editorial: Citizen reviewers ponder Measure 97

From the Albany Democrat-Herald: The members of the Citizens’ Initiative Review panel that was examining Measure 97, the proposal for...

Think Too Much: Citizens’ review offers insight into measures

From the Albany Democrat-Herald: Next month, 24 randomly selected Oregon voters will gather at Western Oregon University in Monmouth to weigh the...

Confused about the marijuana ballot question? Committee to draft statement explaining pros, cons

From MassLive: A group of politicians and academics — including former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis — are piloting a program to...