Supporters of an initiative aimed at ethics reform have accused Utah’s Lieutenant Governor of preventing them from circulating their petition by stalling on its approval. The Lt. Gov. claims he is not stalling, and will likely let the petition go through to gather signatures. I have blogged before about the many restrictions that Utah places on its initiative process.


The Alaska Public Offices Commission found Friday night that Governor Sarah Palin did not violate state election laws by announcing her position on a controversial ballot measure requiring tougher environmental standards for new mines.

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