Initiative petition proponents filed with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office earlier this week 28 proposed initiative petitions that, if certified by the AG and endorsed by the requisite number of registered voters, could appear on the November 2018 ballot. (See this post for more details on the ballot initiative process.) Interested parties have until Friday, August 11 to (1) submit memoranda setting forth why the AG should or should not certify the measure,… More
Category Archives: 2018 Election
At last week’s Boston Pride Week kickoff, Mayor Marty Walsh was asked about a question slated for the November 2018 ballot that would repeal the new transgender public accommodations law in Massachusetts. If you’ve been following State AG Insights, you know that we have been closely following the 2018 ballot question process. Most questions for the 2018 ballot are still in the process of being drafted,… More
It may feel like the dust has yet to settle on the 2016 Election, but the first important deadlines for the 2018 Election are just around the corner. In Massachusetts, proposed Initiative Petitions for the November 2018 ballot must be submitted to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (AGO) on or before Wednesday, August 2, 2017.
Initiative petitions provide issue advocates with a means of passing policy proposals that may have stalled in the Legislature. … More