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an aggressive readiness along with energy to undertake taxing efforts

Synonyms for initiative

readiness to embark on bold new ventures

serving to set in motion

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I've been involved in California ballot initiatives for more than 40 years, and the public response to raising the minimum wage to $15 has been one of the strongest at this early stage," said Fred Kimball, owner of Kimball Petition Management in Westlake Village, Calif.
At Avalon Development, Freeman has fielded questions regarding the water ballot initiatives from a number of mining companies, investment firms and individuals.
A few thousand Indians have spent more than $100 million on lobbying, ballot initiatives, and campaign contributions to turn their quasilegal gambling industry into a fully legal one.
There were about 10,000 quasi-slot machines run by the California tribes immediately before the ballot initiative was passed.
Groups like Equus, of which there are many in California, form a core activist constituency for the state ballot initiative, which is spearheaded by Cathleen Doyle and Sherri DeBore of Save the Horses.
It reaffirms the protection under federal legislation and sends a message to other states considering ballot initiatives like proposition 211 that it would be both costly and futile.
After City Attorney Carmen Trutanich sues ballot proponents to keep measure from even going before voters, City Clerk determines group collected enough valid signatures qualify a citywide ballot initiative on measure to tie the issuance of adult film permits by the City of Los Angeles to condom use in adult films
In 1993, California voters, by a 70 percent to 30 percent margin, defeated a ballot initiative that would have authorized massive amounts of tax aid to sectarian and other private schools through vouchers.
This California ballot initiative masquerades as proinvestor and proconsumer, but it is actually sponsored by a group of trial lawyers who reap big profits by suing companies whose stock prices drop sharply," said Andrea R.
The ballot initiative would limit contributions from beth PACs and individuals to $500 in the governor's race and $250 in the legislative contests.
While public attention is drawn to the proposed ballot initiative, affirmative-action programs are also being taken to task at the University of California and in that state's legislature.
On the eve of World AIDS Day and a month prior to submission deadline for signatures to qualify a citywide ballot initiative on measure to tie the issuance of adult film permits by the City of Los Angeles to condom use in adult films, condom advocates to announce sufficient signatures to qualify measure
However, the Campaign is alarmed that members of Congress may prevent District voters from being able to vote on the ballot initiative due to policy riders that were added to the District of Columbia's 2015 appropriation budget.
LANCASTER -- The father of Jessica Lunsford, the 9-year-old whose rape and slaying last year spurred calls for tougher sex-offender laws, came to Lancaster on Monday to help promote a state ballot initiative named for his daughter.
While city councils and state legislatures have created such registries elsewhere, none has ever come from a ballot initiative.