Maryland: The long sulk over referendums continues

Fri, Apr 5 2013 — Source: Capital Gazette

State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. last week conceded the obvious: Legislation to obstruct the petitioning of new laws onto the ballot ”” specifically, the brazenly misnamed Referendum Integrity Act ”” is going nowhere this year.

Still, Miller, talking to Maryland Reporter, couldn’t resist taking up the issue once again.


Referendums, he now says, were “taken to the extreme in the last election … We don’t need every issue subject to referendum ”” that would weigh down the democratic process, and make long lines at the polling place.”