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Are my state's "homegrown" ballot initiatives coming from out-of-state?
State ballot initiatives are increasingly coming from out-of-state, funded often by those with a national agenda. This questionable tactic is due to an increasing presence of national interest groups and organizations providing major funding for certain ballot measures to serve as a basis for national policy debates. Ballot initiative backers sometimes use extraordinary and controversial means of collecting signatures to get their initiatives placed on the state ballots.


Taking the Initiative

State by State: Ballot Issues and Campaign Finance

Interview: Hart Williams

About Angus King

EXTERNAL LINKS Hart Williams on Questionable Ballot Initiative Tactics

Center for Responsive Politics: Losing the Initiative

Ballot Initiative Strategy Center

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