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Legislature's proposed amendments offer referendum on GOP agenda

When voters head to the polls Nov. 2, they'll be judging the handiwork of the Republican-led Legislature: six proposed constitutional amendments and one straw poll.

Add in citizens' initiatives and the total number of ballot issues stands at 10.

Seven of the items are from a Legislature that, grousing about government-by-referendum, persuaded voters to change the Constitution in 2006 so amendments now must be approved by at least 60 percent of voters.

When considered together, the seven new measures offer an unofficial vote of confidence on the Republican political agenda. (story here)


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:33am]


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