Posts Tagged ‘ballot initiative’

Sep
2015
8

More Reports of MI Signature Collectors Lying to Get Prevailing Wage Repeal on the Ballot

More Reports of MI Signature Collectors Lying to Get Prevailing Wage Repeal on the Ballot
  In Michigan, the well-funded wage opposition group Protecting Michigan Taxpayers is reporting that it is nearing the 252,523 signatures it needs to place a repeal of the prevailing wage on the ballot.  Using this method, Michigan Republicans can bypass Gov. Rick Snyder who opposes repeal and promised to veto the toxic middle class attack….
Jun
2014
25

Vegas-Area Construction Unions Oppose Tax Dollars for Corporation Hiring Out of State

Vegas-Area Construction Unions Oppose Tax Dollars for Corporation Hiring Out of State
  The Southern Nevada Building and Construction Trades Council (SNBCTC) is moving forward with a ballot initiative that would bar public funds from being used for the construction of a new baseball stadium in Summerlin for the Las Vegas 51’s.  As we reported in October, the SNBCTC had been protesting the Howard Hughes Corporation’s…
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Nov
2013
8

Election Night Overlooked: Cincinnati Resoundingly Beats Back Toxic Pension “Reform”

Election Night Overlooked: Cincinnati Resoundingly Beats Back Toxic Pension
  One of Tuesday night’s most important and overlooked election victories came from Cincinnati, Ohio, where voters overwhelmingly rejected Issue 4, a ballot initiative that sought to overhaul the city’s pension system.  The controversial measure would have frozen the current plan and forced the city to pay off $870 million in…
Sep
2013
23

One Arrested in Protest of “Right-to-Work” Ballot Initiatives for Oregon and Washington

  As a strategy session was being held at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington on how to pass “Right-to-Work” in Oregon and Washington via ballot initiative, protesters from local trades unions met attendees at the door in a preview of what is to come in the Pacific Northwest if the anti-worker legislation is put in [&hellip…;
Aug
2013
22

STL Beacon: Missouri “Right-to-Work” Bill Wouldn’t Even Have Unanimous GOP Support

STL Beacon: Missouri
  Weeks after Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder told attendees of an American Legislatice Exchange Council (ALEC) conference that his state was hoping to enact “Right-to-Work” legislation, the prospects of this becoming a reality are looking grim.  Kinder said he thought “Right-to-Work” could be achieved through a ballot measure but…