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  •  Can residents get it on the ballot? (0+ / 0-)

    That would light a fire under the Senate and Cuomo, since the public would easily pass a far more generous raise.

    (-2.38, -3.28) Independent thinker

    by TrueBlueDem on Fri May 25, 2012 at 12:20:38 PM PDT

    •  I don't think there is time this year (2+ / 0-)
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      Amber6541, grrr

      but I do think we have an excellent chance of winning the Senate this year..

      Peace and low stress ..

      by mdmc on Mon May 28, 2012 at 06:13:48 AM PDT

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    •  No, NYS does not have initiative, nor referendum (1+ / 0-)
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      NYC has initiative IIRC, and the Legislature can put bond issues and Constitutional Amendments on the ballot.

      BTW, a recent poll had 78% of the public in favor of raising the minimum wage.

      There's no such thing as a free market!

      by Albanius on Mon May 28, 2012 at 06:56:42 PM PDT

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      •  NYC initiative is irrelevant (0+ / 0-)

        as the elected officials simply overturn the results of the initiative, as happened with term limits.

        Of course, we could have voted out the city council members who overturned the term limits, but we didn't.

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