Citizen democracy staggers onward

October 2011
High Country News;10/31/2011, Vol. 43 Issue 18, p3
The article offers the author's insights on the use of ballot measures by voters to solve crises caused by other ballot measures in the U.S. Citizens in Charge president Paul Jacob says voters use initiatives to overcome the self interests of their elected legislators. It states that problems with ballot measures have raised calls for reforms and other legislatures have tried to address it by making it more difficult of pass initiatives.


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