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Is it time to restrict voter initiatives?

FEBRUARY 1, 2019 | by Jay Evensen | DESERET NEWS (UTAH)

It’s a simple one to understand. Voters like having the power to write laws from time to time through petitions and initiatives. Lawmakers hate it. … Just how closely do voters really read initiatives? How well do they understand them in the context of the entirety of state government? … The Medicaid initiative, Proposition 3, called for a sales tax increase of 0.15 percent. Is that the exact amount, nothing more or less, voters would tolerate? Or were they just generally in favor of expanding Medicaid and raising taxes to do it?”

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