Citizen Panel Finalizes Review of Question 4 in MA CIR Pilot

August 30, 2016

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, please visit the link below.

MA CIR Pilot Citizen Statement… more »

Clarifying Statement for M97 CIR Results

August 24, 2016

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 »


August 21, 2016

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.… more »

You’re Invited to the 2016 Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review!

August 11, 2016

JOIN US FOR THE CITIZENS’ INITIATIVE REVIEW!  You are invited to join us for the upcoming Citizens’ Initiative Review. The Review is open to the public for observation. Stop on by! Below, you can find out more information about the event. For details on the measure to be reviewed, click on the underlined ballot measure name. The CIR will run for 4 days. Thursday will host opening statements from the opponent and proponent sides, while … more »

The Importance of the CIR: An outsider’s perspective

July 26, 2016

By Jake Foose, 2016 Nevins Fellow

I’ve spent an amazing few months in Oregon preparing for the 2016 Citizens’ Initiative Reviews and pilots, but I’m not originally from here. I was born and have spent most of my life in Pennsylvania, a state that has no initiative system. The closest processes we have to initiatives are legislatively-referred constitutional amendments, where the Pennsylvania legislature decides to send a constitutional amendment to be voted on by citizens. … more »