Ballot Bill Gets Hearing

House members on Monday opened hearings on a bill that would change the way ballot initiatives are put before the public. The Finance Committee heard a bill that would require initiative sponsors to disclose funding they receive for gathering signatures. Sponsor Kyle Johansen told the committee that he sees a loophole in the process. He says the problem develops when the initiative booklets are distributed to people who will get signatures from enough voters in three quarters of the state’s House districts to qualify for the election.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau

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