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The Takeaway

Analyzing Ballot Measure Votes Around the Country

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Election Day has come and gone, and in addition to choosing mayors and governors, six states took up a total of 31 ballot measures. From Colorado to New Jersey and beyond, citizens weighed in on everything from the minimum wage, marijuana and genetically modified food. Joining The Takeaway to discuss these initiatives is Wendy Underhill, program manager at the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Top 5 Ballot Questions in Other States

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Across the country, voters are weighing in on 31 ballot questions. Jake Grovum, staff writer at Pew's Stateline, talks about significant initiatives on the ballots in Colorado, Washington and Texas.  In Colorado, voters decide whether to levy taxes on newly legal marijuana sales and whether to increase taxes to fund education.  Water rights are on the ballot in Texas and GMO-labelling in Washington.

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WNYC News

State Judge Tosses Lawsuit Challenging Casino Ballot Measure

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A state Supreme Court judge has thrown out a lawsuit that challenged the wording of a November ballot measure to expand gambling in New York.

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The Takeaway

Gay Rights Win Big in Ballot Measures

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

What do these ballot initiatives in Minnesota, Maine, Maryland, and Washington do? And what do they say about the desire of the people, the limits of the law, and the very idea of constitutionality? Evan Wolfson is the president of Freedom to Marry, which is an American coalition committed to extending and preserving same-sex marriage rights. And Kenji Yoshino is a constitutional law professor at New York University.

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The Takeaway

Ballot Measures Mark Change in States

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Voters in 38 states across the country also cast their votes yesterday on a total of 176 ballot measures. Among the initiatives that passed: Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same sex marriage by popular vote and Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana for recreational use. Andrew Cohen is a contributing editor for The Atlantic and legal analyst for CBS' Sixty Minutes.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: 2011 Ballot Wins Mean Good News for Democrats

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Ohio is also a crucial state in the November 2012 presidential contest, and this victory suggests that labor unions and moderates (or even liberals) may have recovered some lost momentum. That could be good news for President Obama who will face a tight reelection.

-Steffen Schmidt, It's A Free Country blogger.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Ohio Collective Bargaining Victory Shows Tea Party's Overreach

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Demonizing teachers, police officers and firefighters turned off the public. Attacking collective bargaining just seemed un-American. And dealing with a national jobs deficit by attacking those who work for a living wasn't a winning strategy.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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