Archives for December 2011

Yesterday’s Common Sense article from Paul Jacob touches on the Michigan recall controversy:

The state constitution of Michigan grants citizens the right to recall their elected officials, but that right may face a challenge from the state legislature:

What's Your #1?

Thu, Dec 8 2011 by Trevor Ford

There have been many citizen initiatives passed in many different states throughout the years. Some have been fairly mundane and inconsequential, others have been controversial.

In the last 100 years, what do you think has been the most consequential citizen initiated ballot initiative that passed into law? If you can’t come up with just one, what would be the top 5? Let us know what you think in the comments section.

A Little Common Sense

Tue, Dec 6 2011 by Trevor Ford

This article from Citizens in Charge President Paul Jacob isn’t necessarily about initiative rights, but it’s a great piece and worth the read:

California Governor Jerry Brown will propose a ballot measure to increase taxes on the wealthiest Californians and increase the state sales tax:

The citizens of Wisconsin are an angsty bunch eh?

It’s now official. Sheboygan Mayor Bob Ryan will face a recall election after over 4,400 petition signatures were verified by the city clerk: