Articles By Lisa Newcomb

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

‘Red State Assault’ on Ballot Measures Threatens Direct Democracy

Lawmakers in 24 states have introduced restrictions on ballot initiatives after voters passed measures last year including legalizing marijuana and raising the minimum wage.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Anti-Marijuana Lawmakers Exploit Technicalities to Overrule Voters

In states where voters overwhelming approved ballot measures liberalizing marijuana laws, anti-legalization lawmakers and interests are pursuing a range of legal options to thwart the will of voters.