Few complaints seem as regular - and fruitless - than those hurled at Arizona elected officeholders alleged to have violated the state's resign-to-run law aimed at keeping officials occupied with the job they have and not the job they want.
Created through a 1980 ballot referendum and supported through various statute changes since then, resign-to-run laws in Arizona are intended to limit lawmakers' bids for other elected positions until they are in the last year of their terms.
When Laura Davis Aaron ran for Memphis mayor last year her campaign literature omitted key details from her past: She pleaded guilty to shooting a man in the leg in 1980 and filed for bankruptcy four times under three different names.
A proposed November referendum, to be discussed today by a Memphis City Council committee, would ask voters to require future candidates for city office to disclose such backgrounds.
... remove a ban on nuclear energy imposed by a 1980 referendum. (71) . In other countries, including J...
THE TITLE of chief justice of New Jersey is a fitting capstone for the extraordinary career of an extraordinary public servant, James R. Zazzali.
Jim Zazzali has spent his entire professional career representing either the general public as a government lawyer or the underdog as a lawyer for working people and their trade unions. As a public citizen, he was the honorary chair of the 1980 New Jersey Committee for a Nuclear Arms Freeze, which successfully promoted an advisory referendum on the New Jersey ballot urging the United States to enter a bilateral agreement for nuclear disarmament with the former Soviet Union.
...In 1978, a county referendum approved at-large elections. In 1979, the county w...C. Code 4-9-10 et seq. (1976 and Supp. 1980). The Act permitted a South Carolina county to hol...
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It's best for all Canadians that the contentious and bitter battles over separation are not on the agenda this time around, and may be off it for good.
For the past four decades, proponents of an independent Quebec have fought a political battle with the federalist Liberals without achieving, or putting to rest, the separatists' dream of an independent French-speaking state. Last Tuesday, Quebeckers again voted into office the Parti Quebecois, whose core purpose since its formation in 1968 has been separatism. This time, however, separatism is not a serious prospect. Nor was it the main issue in the election.
... would block any attempt at another referendum on separation (those in 1980 and 1995 went against...
Something happens as the green "Welcome to New York" sign fades in the rearview mirror when you cross into Massachusetts: Taxes go down.
They are lower on clothing purchases. On gasoline, on furniture, on alcohol and on a range of goods and services. On businesses. And personal income is taxed at a lower rate.
...Anderson was a leader in the 1980 voter referendum that led to Proposition 21/2, wh...
The Crime and Punishment Film Festival, which opens on Friday, will juxtapose artistic and academic viewpoints of the quest for justice, with a special focus on coups d'etat.
What do so-called honor killings and coups d'etat have in common?
...A year ago, Turks voted in a referendum to abolish legal protections for generals involvedd in the violent coup of 1980. The coup leader, the retired general and former p...
Bergen County's blue laws -- the rules that keep most of the county's stores closed on Sundays -- are being scrutinized for signs of weakness by groups that believe the time is right to repeal them.
Politicians have generally considered the blue laws to be invulnerable since 1993, when county residents voted, by a wide margin, to keep them in place. But recent attacks on the laws have caused opponents to question the need for them.
...'s effort to organize another blue laws referendum. Unlike repeal campaigns in 1980 and 1993 that wer...