“First Came a Flood of Ballot Measures From Voters. Then Politicians Pushed Back.”

NYT:

Over the past two years, governors and state legislatures around the nation have used an array of tools to overturn, delay, diminish or pre-emptively declare unconstitutional a variety of initiatives approved by the same voters who put them in office. Those moves follow a rise in efforts by residents to enact their own legislation, in a growing battle over who will make laws — legislators or voters.

In 2016, 71 initiatives were brought forward by voters; 46 were approved, and legislatures changed or sought to alter nearly one-quarter of those. Sixty-five more measures are expected to appear on ballots next month.

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