After this week's Constitutional Convention, we may hear more about a commonwealth Senate bill designed to reduce fraud in promoting initiatives and getting them through the process for vote.
- Baystate blog covers the ideas here.
- You can see the actual bill 2158 here.
- massmarrier posted a series on the larger issue, starting here.
Instead, in most of the states that allow them, the vast majority of ballot questions and referenda are tricks and fly in the face of the constitutional and legislative protections in place. You can be sure that the narrow interest groups are already lobbying against SB 2158.