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The Initiative Process in California

By Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Sonja Petek, Jui Shrestha

Oct 21, 2013 ... Californians are increasingly turning to the initiative process to make public policy. · How influential are citizens' initiatives? · As the ...

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California’s Initiative Process: 100 Years Old

By Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Sonja Petek, Jui Shrestha

In 1911, California became the 10th state to enact the citizens' initiative process. Since 1912, 342 citizens' initiatives have appeared on the state's ...

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New Era for Initiatives?

By Mark Baldassare

Nov 12, 2014 ... This year, there were only eight state propositions on the June and the November ballots, including four legislative measures, three citizens' ...


The Local Initiative in California

By Tracy Gordon

In The Local Initiative in California, PPIC research fellow Tracy Gordon provides ... Gordon finds that local initiatives are more numerous, more likely to ...

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Reforming California’s Initiative Process

By Mark Baldassare

Three steps to improve the process-connecting the legislative and initiative processes, increasing disclosure of initiative funders, and reengaging citizens in ...