Politicians Revolt Against Voters

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“In both 2020 and 2022, legislators placed constitutional amendments on the ballot to entice Arkansans to vote away their initiative and referendum power. Both times Natural State voters said no. One of the provisions defeated in 2020 would have increased the number of counties in which petitions must reach a threshold to 45. After voters rebuffed legislators on those amendments, the politicians now decide to weasel their way around the constitutional restraint.” (03/16/23)