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  •  If California had a functioning legislature (3+ / 0-)
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    sfbob, Dogs are fuzzy, mchristi314

    the initiative process might not have gotten so out of control. When I arrived in the 1960s initiatives appeared on the ballot infrequently and they were usually about important issues. That changed drastically over the years and the legislature has become ever more moribund.

    •  The rules changed in 1966 (4+ / 0-)
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      Richard Lyon, sfbob, Tonedevil, jncca

      Making it easier to get some things on the ballot, as well as moving from an indirect to a direct system so they all get on the ballot (until then intiatives first went to the legislature for action, and only if that failed were they put to a popular vote)

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 11:23:54 AM PDT

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