Oregon's ballot initiative
process is protected by our state and federal constitutions.
139) A ballot initiative
, as a legislative instrument,
10) The ballot initiative
arose in the western United States in the early 1900s, promoted by Populists who were disillusioned with representative democracy and believed direct democracy would increase citizen involvement in politics, make government more democratic, and circumvent the influence of special interests and money.
Operational plans for Rock Creek includes adding ore from Big Hurrah, a satellite gold deposit located some 50 miles away, which is currently in the permitting stage and could possibly be one of the first victims of the proposed water ballot initiatives
A few thousand Indians have spent more than $100 million on lobbying, ballot initiatives
, and campaign contributions to turn their quasilegal gambling industry into a fully legal one.
There were about 10,000 quasi-slot machines run by the California tribes immediately before the ballot initiative
Groups like Equus, of which there are many in California, form a core activist constituency for the state ballot initiative
, which is spearheaded by Cathleen Doyle and Sherri DeBore of Save the Horses.
It reaffirms the protection under federal legislation and sends a message to other states considering ballot initiatives
like proposition 211 that it would be both costly and futile.
Advocates from FAIR (For Adult Industry Responsibility), a campaign to shepherd the ballot initiative
, needed at least 41,138 qualifying signatures (15% of all votes cast in the last mayoral election) by Dec.
The ballot initiative
, for example, did not even require Perry's signature since it's going before the voters.
Lazarus, a third-year law student at Case Western University, reasoned that the definition of marriage enshrined by a 2004 ballot initiative
known as Issue I precluded Burk's girlfriend from charging him under the state's domestic violence law.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has set a March 1 deadline for legislators to deliver "real" reform of California's costly workers' compensation system, threatening to bring his own proposals to radically cut costs directly to voters in a November ballot initiative
if state lawmakers fail to respond to the challenge.