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Initiative bill dies in committee (access required)

A measure aimed at combating fraud when gathering signatures for a ballot initiative faced a wall of opposition in the Senate, despite earlier getting substantial support in the House. The bill, H2338, was defeated 1-5 today in the Senate judiciary committee. After seeing the vote, its sponsor said he will not try to revive it this session. “It’s ...

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