Anti-government attack has many fronts

Stapilus, Randy
September 2006
High Country News;9/4/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 16, p5
The article reports on the ballot measures targeting state spending and the judiciary taken by the voters in some western states of the U.S. These measures are sponsored by state organizations like Montanans in Action and Stop OverSpending Nebraska, while some are masterminded and funded by out-of-state libertarian activists. An example of the measure is the Oregon's Measure 48, or the "Rainy Day Amendment," which would allegedly allow the state to put some money in a rainy-day fund although in truth, its very core lies on limiting its government spending. Another is the Constitutional Initiative 97, billed as a way to "Stop OverSpending," in the governments of Nebraska, Montana and Oklahoma. This is funded by the Americans for Limited Government,a Chicago-area libertarian group.


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