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November 24, 2007

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Historian

The Ballot initiative to repeal the state income tax was a sleeper last time around. The state's political leaders chose to ignore it. That approach almost backfired. This time around there needs to be a concerted public education campaign.

It would also be interesting to learn about the source of funding for the initiative. Michael Cloud in the Globe boasts about the advertising campaign his group will run--that suggests that someone with deep pockets paid for the signature collection and will now pay for the ads. If so, who is that person or who are those persons?

It was interesting that the initial ballot campaign years ago was not followed up at the first opportunity. Was that because Mitt Romeny became Governor and asked (or his people asked) the financial backer of the ballot initiative not to fund a repeat performance?

chris bayer

could you please enlighten us and instead of sayign these are the questions maybe say... put the questions and what number they are together? ya know? so we can figure out what question is what?

Robert

If question one was voted on with even 100% of the voters for it, the Massachusetts pols will ignore it.. They are put in office to work for the people and it seems that they forget this.. I always remember the line in V for Vendetta.. People should not be afraid of the goverment, but the goverment should be afraid of the people.. We need to make sure these pols vote and fight for the majority,.. whatever that may be,.. If a majority voted against it then so be it.. the people have their way, but when an overwhelming majority vote for it and it is iognored then, there is something that needs to change,...

Bryan

How does a ballot question get on a ballot and how often does it happen?

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