Citizen initiative process a crucial check on political power

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February 14, 2011
Show-Me Institute
by Audrey Spalding  
Posted in Commentary

"One of the checks that Missouri voters have on the power of state politicians is in jeopardy: Sen. Jolie Justus (D–Kansas City) is taking aim at the initiative petition, a process that allows Missourians to band together to put laws and constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot. This is incredibly important, because some policy changes that would greatly benefit Missouri can be so politically unviable that politicians won’t propose them." (02/11/11)  

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