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Synonyms for initiative

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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3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The campaign to gradually raise California's minimum wage a dollar a year until it reaches $15 an hour in 2021 is proving so popular with voters that organizers behind a statewide ballot initiative announced today they have collected 109,000 signatures -- or more than a quarter of the goal -- in just three weeks of talking with voters across the state.
Operational plans for Rock Creek includes adding ore from Big Hurrah, a satellite gold deposit located some 50 miles away, which is currently in the permitting stage and could possibly be one of the first victims of the proposed water ballot initiatives.
Meanwhile, a host of well-funded ultraconservative groups and foundations are pouring money into ad campaigns and ballot initiatives in a massive effort to wreck public education and undermine church-state separation.
The San Manuel Band alone spent $25 million on a single ballot initiative, more than $300,000 for each of its 85 members.
The Northeast had the most ballot initiatives (111) and the highest rate of approval (86 percent)).
Proposition 211 prompted the costliest campaign ever over a California ballot initiative.
DRI) (NASDAQ:TBUS), a digital communications technology leader in the transportation, law enforcement, and security industries, noted today that, according to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), voters in 13 states in different regions of the country approved 21 out of 30 state and local transit-related ballot initiatives approximating $40 billion during the recent elections.
At the same time, many conservative Republicans who last fall spent time and money on his four failed ``year of reform'' ballot initiatives wonder if the guy they backed then was genuine.
While many in the state may not approve of homosexuality Li says, they are far more averse to discrimination, having defeated the last three antigay state ballot initiatives.
The term limits lobby began scoring victories at the polls in 1990, when voters in three states approved ballot initiatives capping the terms of their local, state, and/or federal officials.
The judge agreed with Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas Reilly, who had earlier ruled that putting the question on the ballot would violate another provision of the state constitution that bans ballot initiatives relating to "religion, religious practices or religious institutions.
Because of the District's charter, the federal government retains the ability to overturn ballot initiatives and is expected to do so in this case.
The restrictions on employee organizations, if passed, would not apply to corporations or businesses or, in the case of ballot initiatives, to foreign entities.
In what is widely seen as a reaction against the Supreme Court's notorious Kelo decision, ballot initiatives in Florida, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, and South Carolina passed overwhelmingly, creating powerful new limits on government's power to seize private property and transfer it to private developers.
Proposers of ballot initiatives in the District of Columbia are allowed 180 days to circulate petitions, but in order for Initiative #71 to qualify for November's general election ballot, the Campaign was afforded only 76 days to circulate petitions.