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Ballot Initiatives

  1. ballot initiatives
    Progressives Suffered Big Losses on California Ballot IssuesProgressives intentionally timed some crucial ballot initiatives for 2020, but a tide of “no” votes left them high and dry.
  2. ballot initiatives
    Americans Will Vote on 120 Statewide Ballot Initiatives in This ElectionFrom criminal-justice reform to affirmative action to gig-worker protections, voters have a lot to consider beyond which candidates they prefer.
  3. 2020 elections
    Overshadowed by 2020 Crises, California Ballot Initiatives Are Still a Big DealBringing back affirmative action, paring back Prop 13, and fighting benefits for gig workers are among the initiatives on the line this year.
  4. california
    Affirmative Action and Voting Rights Are on California’s November BallotAs always, the California airwaves will be full of ads for ballot measures that have nothing to do with who wins what office.
  5. medicaid expansion
    Utah Republicans Move to Thwart Voter-Ordered Medicaid ExpansionThe bill substitutes a partial expansion with right-wing conditions they expect the administration to approve, in place of a voter-mandated expansion.
  6. 2018 midterms
    Six Major Issues to Watch During Midterms — Other Than Who Controls CongressThe main event is the elected officials, but there are lots of important things on the ballot for voters to decide.
  7. 2018 midterms
    California’s Big Election Money Spent on Ballot Initiatives, Not CandidatesWhile key congressional fights rage across the state, what many voters are seeing are ads about dialysis, ambulance services, and rent control.
  8. California Bans New Local Soda Taxes Until 2031Beverage companies played political hardball to win a broad concession from the legislature.
  9. Californians Will Be Voting on a Wild Array of Ballot Initiatives in NovemberFrom repeal of a controversial gas-tax increase to a mandate for cage-free eggs, other issues will compete with candidates for money and attention.
  10. California GOP Hopes Gas Tax Repeal Will Drive Voters to the PollsWith a Democratic wave building for 2018, Golden State Republicans are banking on a ballot initiative to repeal a controversial gas tax increase.
  11. Maine’s Governor Defies the Law and Voters on Medicaid ExpansionRepublican Paul LePage plans to block a voter-sanctioned measure via stubborn defiance of the law.
  12. High Odds of Legalized Pot in CaliforniaA ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana failed in 2010. This year’s version looks like a lock.
  13. California Will Vote on Pot Legalization — AgainThe state many expected to be the first to legalize recreational marijuana use is behind the times. That may change this November.
  14. election night
    Gay Marriage, Legal Pot Lead Liberal-Pleasing Election Night [Updated]But not every lefty cause won.