Direct Democracy Works

  title={Direct Democracy Works},
  author={John G. Matsusaka},
  • John G. Matsusaka
  • Published 2005
I n November 2004, in addition to electing a president and other representatives, voters nationwide acted as legislators themselves, weighing in on 162 statewide ballot propositions. Voters in 11 states amended their constitutions to ban gay marriage. Voters in California approved a $3 billion bond issue for stem cell research and repealed a state law requiring businesses to provide health insurance to their workers, in Arizona passed a law denying state services to illegal immigrants, in… CONTINUE READING
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