Citizen Initiatives Legislative Referrals Other Measures 1996 87 147 6 1998 55 163 17 2000 69 132 4 2002 49 143 10 2004 59 100 3 2006 76 121 7 2008 59 84 10 2010 42 113 5 2012 42 115 17 2014 35 112 11 Source: NCSL Note: Table made from bar graph.
The total number of ballot measures has remained fairly constant over the last few elections, but the subcategories tell a different story; the number of legislative referrals is down, while that for citizen initiatives is up.
Researchers have noted a subtle political shift in a country where true citizen initiatives are practically non-existent, and where most protests are organized by unions and syndicates tightly controlled by political parties.
Greeks, and mainly the young, were skeptical of citizen initiatives," said Vassilis Karapostolis, a professor of communication at Athens' Panteion University.
1 to complete the signature-verification process for citizen initiatives
proposed for the November ballot.
While the process of constitutional amendment via citizen initiative took some heavy fire, the select committee recommended to retain the citizen initiative process as an appropriate method to amend the constitution.
In addition to testimony from last year's Select Committee on Constitutional Amendments, the House Judiciary Committee also took testimony from several interest groups, several of which raised concerns regarding the role of special interests in the citizen initiative process.
However, citizen initiatives also have a profound impact on a government's ability to issue and manage debt.
2) citizen initiatives promulgating statutory or constitutional changes, or
Jameson & Marsha Hosack, Citizen Initiatives
in Florida: an Analysis of Florida's Constitutional Initiative Process, Issues, and Alternatives, 23 FLA.
The Russian tour group of 12 businesspeople was co-sponsored by Rotary International and The Center for Citizen Initiatives
in San Francisco.
So why are citizen initiatives, in general, declining?
Of course, changes in state laws, along with a wide variety of rules governing the process in the 24 states, influence how many citizen initiatives make it onto ballots as well.
The San Francisco-based Center for Citizen Initiatives
(CCI) is one of two organizations charged with implementing PMTI in the U.
His answer: "An Alliance government led by Stockwell Day would not raise the issue unless forced to do so by a referendum in response to a citizen initiative