Media outlets and nonprofit organizations can easily integrate ballot measure
and candidate cards into any webpage, to supplement their coverage of election contests and help voters research their ballots.
This year, the most consequential initiative by far is Ballot Measure
97, which would impose a 2.
Voter's Edge API for California will include similar data on local and statewide candidates and ballot measures
for more than 50 California cities, with additional data provided by the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund's Smart Voter.
Regulatory compensation, or regulatory takings, ballot measures
, which attracted so much attention in the November 2006 statewide elections, have not been prominent in local elections to date.
Hayworth, who'd opposed a harsh immigration state ballot measure
in 2004, entered the campaign with the publication of an anti-immigration book called Whatever It Takes.
Kaufman, the treasurer of the committee, said it was formed as a ``general purpose committee,'' so could spend contributions on legislative efforts, as well as ballot measures
Lobbying includes advocating for or against ballot measures
and initiative signature gathering," the statement reads.
In the past year alone, NGLTF helped defeat six antigay ballot measures
from Oregon to Miami.
Billionaire publisher Richard Mellon Scaife has been fined $7,000 for failing to report several hundred thousand dollars in contributions to promote ballot measures
against affirmative action and labor unions.
Such ballot measures
have already met with mixed success.
As the November elections draw nearer, several statewide business groups are taking a stand on some of Oregon's 11 ballot measures
While the total amount of money spent on congressional advertising remains impressive, the real story this year is ballot measures
and the unprecedented level of spending by those seeking state office.
The five ballot measures
are a response to an unresponsive government that continues to spend our money without our best interests in mind.
If voters approve it, it's really a testament to the power of big money being able to mislead the public on the content of ballot measures
,'' said Lyon, co-chairman of the Not PropR campaign, organized by neighborhood council activists to fight the measure.
They chose to take positions opposing two statewide ballot measures
that Oil the surface had popular appeal.