Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fall Elections 2010 - #2314 - State Ballot Initiatives Give Voters a Say - Baptist Press

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sixth in a series of stories previewing issues involving the election.  WASHINGTON (BP)--Voters in 50 states will go to the polls Nov. 2 not only to decide key House, Senate and gubernatorial races, but also to have their say on dozens of ballot initiatives that will impact everything from health care to medicinal marijuana to payday loans.  California will vote on global warming, Arizona and three other states on hunting and fishing, and Rhode Island on changing its official name. Following are a selection of some of the highest-profile and most interesting initiatives including; Gambling, Global Warming, Health Care,  Hunting, Fishing, Marijuana legalization, Payday Title Loans, Personhood, Smoking Bans, State Name Change, Recall Governor, Taxes. Voter ID, Voting Age.  Here is one: HUNTING, FISHING -- Arizona (Proposition 109) Arkansas (Issue 1), South Carolina (Amendment 1) and Tennessee (amendment is unnumbered) will decide whether to amend their respective state constitutions to make hunting and fishing a constitutional right. What does it say about the tyranny of the Obama Administration, that people think they need a constitutional amendment to hunt and fish, considering  the EPA Regulations that are trying to control private property and water rights?  Read more........

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