Sheldon Adelson Bankrolls Florida Anti-Medical Marijuana Campaign With $2.5 Million Donation

By: Wednesday June 11, 2014 9:20 am

Sheldon Adelson, billionare Las Vegas mogul and veteran of the Scissor Sheldon campaign, has decided to take a stand against medical marijuana in Florida — an issue that has 70% support among likely Florida voters in the November election.


Democrats to Push Minimum Wage Ballot Initiatives

By: Monday December 30, 2013 2:23 pm

Faced with a tough mid-term election Democrats have decided that increasing the minimum wage is the issue that will help them win the day and are planning to use ballot initiatives as a way to keep it in the forefront.

Is Your Doctor Opposed to Peeing in a Cup? Check the List

By: Tuesday September 24, 2013 6:52 pm

It’s time for the medical establishment to explain why it is resisting common sense solutions to weed out the small number of dangerous and dirty doctors that commit the vast majority of medical malpractice.

Prop 8 Decision Could Cause Long Term Problems for Direct Democracy

By: Wednesday June 26, 2013 12:20 pm

Most people are focused on the immediate impact of the Hollingsworth v. Perry decision, which will allow same-sex marriage to resume in California, but the legal justification for this decision could end up have the more important long term impact on the process of creating laws. It may weaken the power of direct democracy tools, like ballot initiatives.

CO: Marijuana Legalization Initiative Ahead 51-40

By: Monday September 17, 2012 11:10 am

The good news for the campaign is that it has a decent lead and it is currently over the all-important 50 percent mark. If the initiative can simply maintain its current level of support it would narrowly win approval and become law in the Colorado.
The bad news for the campaign is that ballot initiatives tend to lose some support as the election nears. Undecided voters tend to break against initiatives. Holding on to an eleven point lead is an achievable but difficult task for a ballot measure.

Medical Marijuana Will Likely Make the Ballot in North Dakota

By: Tuesday August 7, 2012 10:25 am

An initiative that would allow medical marijuana will very likely be on the November ballot in North Dakota. Just days before the filing deadline North Dakotans for Compassionate Care turned in just over 20,000 signatures to qualify their measure, almost twice the minimum required.

Massachusetts to Vote on Medical Marijuana This November

By: Tuesday July 10, 2012 2:00 pm

This November the voters of Massachusetts will have the opportunity to make their state the 18th to allow for the medical use of marijuana. According to Wickedlocal the Committee for Compassionate Medicine managed to turn in enough signatures in the second round of signature collection to have their initiative placed on the ballot.

Ban on Corporate Campaign Donations Heading to DC Ballot

By: Tuesday July 10, 2012 11:05 am

This November the voters in our nation’s capital will likely have the opportunity to ban campaign donations by corporations to local politicians. The Group D.C. Public Trust recently turned in over 30,000 signature to get their initiative on the ballot this year.

California Group Looking to Put Public Option on the Ballot

By: Thursday August 25, 2011 12:00 pm

The California based organization, Consumer Watchdog, is looking to put a measure on the 2012 November ballot in California that would create a public health insurance option in the state and provide state regulators more control of premiums.

Minnesota: Ban on Same-Sex Marriage to Appear on 2012 Ballot

By: Monday May 23, 2011 7:45 am

In Minnesota, a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is going to appear on the 2012 ballot, where it will likely become a big focus of activism this election on both sides.

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