Tag Archives: Ballot questions

5 Things: Anti Casino Ballot Question, Western Special Date Set, Heroux Responds, and more

Coalition of Conservatives and Progressives Band to Stop Gambling A Coalition of pro-family and progressive groups have banded together to stop the state’s casino law.  Common enemies sure make strange bedfellows. A diverse coalition of public health, municipal, family and religious leaders along with concerned citizens from all walks of life submitted an Initiative Petition today to repeal the law…

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Boston Herald endorses Question 3

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) The Boston Herald has endorsed rolling back the sales tax to 3%. The endorsement is a victory for Carla Howell in her longstanding battle against the battalions of tax-hungry unions. The Herald is buying none of the tired scaremongering coming from the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. And the Herald correctly identifies the…

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The Ballot Question Limbo

In less than one month the final round of signature gathering for ballot questions will begin. On May 5th, ballot question committees can file with the state to obtain the required petitions for the final round of signature gathering. The final hurdle of 11,099 signatures in seven weeks is much lower than the 66,593 in eleven weeks of the first…

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Three Ballot Initiative Amendments for 2010

(Keith’s obsession with anagrams aside, all three have merit. – promoted by Cool Cal) Based on feedback from my previous thread on 2010 referenda, I’ve drawn up draft ballot amendments: Citizen-Lead Ethics Amendment Neutralizing Uncompetitive Polities (CLEAN-UP): Independent Redistricting Commission. Citizen-Lead Ethics Amendment Neutralizing Entrenched Machines (CLEAN-EM): Rolling Term Limits. Citizen-Lead Ethics Amendment Neutralizing Obscure and Unintelligible Turpitude (CLEAN-OUT): Public…

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Ballot Initiatives for 2010?

(This is why I wanted to be on the platform committee. While statewide questions may be tough to do, questions in individual state representative districts are a very good way to put our agenda on the ballot.   – promoted by EaBo Clipper) I’ve been thinking about this a bit and I wonder if running a bunch of GOP-backed ballot…

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Carla Howell takes to YouTube: Raising goverance issues

The drive to abolish the state’s personal income tax is gaining steam. Supporters say their proposition, which is headed toward the November ballot, is polling well. Meanwhile, Carla Howell has released a compelling video that talks as much about transparency in government as it does abolishing the PIT. She makes many valid points including the assertion that one need not…

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