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re fuh ren duhm

  • n  a legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate

  • Michigan modernized its constitution four years ago, but the proud old traditions of initiative and referendum survived the streamlining.
  • The day of the referendum was more peaceful than many observers had predicted.
  • But last week, his back to the wall, less than a month before the referendum in which Poles would be asked to approve the present regime's policies, Mikolajczyk finally exploded.
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  • Referendum fails for 3rd time
    EAST WINDSOR - Voters rejected a $34.84 million budget for next year during a referendum today, 311-517. However, under the charter the plan still will become effective July 1. Read more in Wednesday's Journal Inquirer.
    June 12, 2013 - Journal Inquirer
  • Insurance referendum ballot’s title certified
    Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office on Tuesday certified the popular name and ballot title of a proposed referendum in which Arkansans would vote on whether to include Medicaid recipients in the federally required insurance marketplace — an option established by the Arkansas Legislature earlier this year.
    June 12, 2013 - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • Capital project referendum fails in Skaneateles
    Voters rejected the referendum for a $22.7 million capital referendum project for Skaneateles schools Tuesday, June 11.
    June 12, 2013 - Skaneateles Press

  • Roza Otunbayeva in The Associated Press
    In this referendum, the people of Kyrgyzstan are proving that the country is united, standing on its feet and going forward,Otunbayeva said after casting her ballot. "As a people, we want to heal the wounds we have sustained in recent...
  • Antonin Scalia in Washington Post
    I do not look forward to a society which . . . exercises the direct democracy of initiative and referendum hidden from public scrutiny and protected from the accountability of criticism,Justice Scalia wrote. "This does not resemble the...
  • John Roberts in ABC News
    Public disclosure of referendum petitions in general is substantially related to the important interest of preserving the integrity of the electoral process,Roberts wrote.

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