Massachusetts to citizens: No more petitions for you

“An amendment of the Massachusetts Constitution proposed by Democrats could virtually put an end to citizen-initiated referenda in the state.

The amendment, proposed jointly by state Rep. Byron Rushing in the House and by state Sen. Cynthia Stone Creem in the Senate, would exclude any citizen petition that deals with issues concerning a person’s right to “the enjoyment of life, liberty and property, according to standing laws.”

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