The Fairness Project has created a playbook for using ballot initiatives to go around GOP-led state legislatures
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Pa. election 2022: There will be no constitutional amendments on the Nov. 8 ballot, but big ones are looming
Amending the state constitution has become the go-to tactic among legislative Republicans
The ballot question asks whether a section should be added that says equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of someone’s race or ethnicity.
For Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania, asking voters to change the constitution is the only way they have to reel in the authority of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.
‘No-Knock’ ballot measure in Pittsburgh could open door to more police accountability, activists hope
If voters answer yes on May 18th, the city charter would require police to knock and announce their presence at a home, and then wait at least 15 seconds for occupants to answer before entering.
A new study from Franklin & Marshall College’s Center for Opinion Research shows people responded differently to one of the ballot questions in next week’s primary based on how it’s written.
All voters, regardless of affiliation, will be asked to weigh in on four ballot questions, including two proposed constitutional amendments that could significantly shape Pennsylvania’s future response to disasters like the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Tom Wolf himself hasn’t talked about the measures recently, but that hasn’t stopped agency leaders from making their own cases against them.
‘The next chess move:’ Emergency powers ballot questions set the stage for a balance-of-power showdown
Voters could hand more emergency power to Pennsylvania’s legislature if they approve one or both ballot questions that deal with it.