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More signatures turned in for Arkansas casino proposal

Aug. 21, 2018 12:44 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Supporters of a plan to legalize casinos in Arkansas have submitted thousands of additional signatures to try and get their proposal on the November ballot. Driving Arkansas Forward on Tuesday submitted 43,952 signatures to the secretary of state's office for the proposed...

Crime victims' amendment backers planning to spend $5M

Aug. 21, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Backers of a retooled crime victims' amendment to North Carolina's constitution are preparing to spend $5 million leading up to the referendum this November to differentiate it from other ballot questions that are facing criticism, the campaign's leader says. The pro-amendment "Marsy's...

Recreational marijuana effort falls short in Oklahoma

Aug. 21, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An effort to place recreational marijuana on Oklahoma's general election ballot in November has fallen more than 20,000 signatures short. Secretary of State James Williamson announced Monday that his office determined that supporters of the initiative gathered nearly 103,000 signatures...

State officials: Recreational marijuana effort falls short

Aug. 20, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say an effort to place recreational marijuana on Oklahoma's general election ballot in November has fallen more than 20,000 signatures short. Secretary of State James Williamson announced Monday that a count by his office determined supporters of the initiative gathered...

Florida judge throws charter school amendment off ballot

Aug. 20, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge on Monday threw off the November ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that includes a provision to make it easier to set up charter schools in the state. Circuit Judge John Cooper ruled that the amendment placed on the ballot by the state's Constitution...

Parrotheads and lawsuits: The week in Florida politics

Aug. 18, 2018 9:51 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's 2018 midterm election is one of the most important in years. The governor's office and all three Cabinet seats are on the ballot; Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson; several congressional seats will be competitive; and...

Editorials from around New England

Aug. 17, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: ___ VERMONT The Times Argus Aug. 16 We have our candidates for the upcoming gubernatorial race. The race between Democrat Christine Hallquist and incumbent Phil Scott, a Republican, should prove to be an interesting and historic matchup. Hallquist is the first transgender...

N Carolina governor seeks referendums blocked as misleading

Aug. 15, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A panel of judges was asked Wednesday to decide whether North Carolina's Republican-dominated legislature is trying to fool voters by calling for constitutional changes without explaining the effect would be to strip more power from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. A three-judge panel heard...

The Latest: Judges weigh blocking referendums as misleading

Aug. 15, 2018 1:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a legal battle over North Carolina constitutional amendments (all times local): 12:45 p.m. A panel of judges is deciding whether North Carolina's Republican-dominated legislature is trying to fool voters with cleverly worded amendments that would change the constitution...

5 ex-North Carolina governors rebuke lawmakers on amendments

Aug. 13, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's five living former governors delivered an extraordinary rebuke Monday to the Republican-dominated legislature for two constitutional amendments that lawmakers put on the fall ballot, saying they would shred gubernatorial power and government checks and balances if...