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Synonyms for initiative

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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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Business interests from the forestry industry submitted a proposed ordinance to the commissioners that would allow them to block any citizen ballot initiative that the commissioners decide is not "of county concern" before people have a chance to vote on it.
Utah, for example, subjects any ballot initiative affecting wildlife management (hunting) to a unique two-thirds majority requirement.
Of course, conservatives are pushing their own set of ballot initiatives again this year.
At Avalon Development, Freeman has fielded questions regarding the water ballot initiatives from a number of mining companies, investment firms and individuals.
Goldstein and other scientists formed the ballot initiative last year after discussions with patient-advocacy groups and wealthy donors disheartened by the Bush Administration's stem cell research funding policy.
Supreme Court upheld race-conscious admission practices of the University of Michigan Law School, conservative-sponsored ballot initiatives during the up, coming 2004 elections will urge voters in Michigan and other states to outlaw racial preferences.
The San Manuel Band alone spent $25 million on a single ballot initiative, more than $300,000 for each of its 85 members.
The passage of a state ballot initiative has won Native American groups the right to operate Nevada-style slot machines and card games such as poker and blackjack in the state--which will mean an increase in demand for casino security.
Such revelations have bred revulsion, lending enormous support for an upcoming California ballot initiative that would ban the sale of horses for slaughter, making it a felony crime.
Proposition 211 prompted the costliest campaign ever over a California ballot initiative.
Gays could still propose laws through a statewide ballot initiative.
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
Texas governor RICK PERRY, responding to a question about the state's gay military veterans, during a June 5 ceremony at a Fort Worth church school, where he signed a bill scheduling a ballot initiative to ask voters to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage
Surrounded by a crowd of cheering religious conservatives and GOP faithful rounded up by Texas Republican Party officials, Perry affixed his signature to two measures, one requiring girls under the age of 18 to acquire parental consent before obtaining an abortion and another certifying a ballot initiative banning same-sex marriage next year.