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Ballot Initiative

Zabawa: Anti-marijuana initiative likely didn't get enough signatures

Zabawa: Anti-marijuana initiative likely didn't get enough signatures

HELENA — The sponsor of an initiative to make all marijuana illegal in Montana conceded Tuesday that its backers probably didn’t get enough signatures to qualify it for the November ballot.

July 08, 2014 7:18 pm

MEA-MFT asks Supreme Court to block Charter tax initiative from ballot

HELENA — The MEA-MFT union has asked the Montana Supreme Court to throw out a ballot measure by Charter Communications to reclassify its property for tax purposes and block a tax hike exceeding 300 percent.

May 14, 2014 9:18 amLoading…

Montana Supreme Court rejects attempt to alter initiative wording

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an attempt by opponents of Medicaid expansion and Attorney General Tim Fox to rewrite the language of a proposed ballot initiative and void all the signed petitions that backers have gathered to date.

April 17, 2014 3:27 pmLoading…

Health care law ballot proposal cleared for signature-gathering

HELENA — The Montana Secretary of State's office has approved for signature-gathering a proposed ballot initiative that would bar Montana from funding or enforcing the nation's health care law.

March 10, 2014 3:28 pmLoading…

Obamacare opponents submit ballot measure to block it in Montana

HELENA — A Bozeman lawyer has submitted a proposed ballot measure to prohibit Montana officials from doing anything to carry out “Obamacare,” including the expansion of Medicaid to cover low-income Montanans.

December 20, 2013 4:12 pmLoading…
East Helena woman pursues initiative to decriminalize marijuana

East Helena woman pursues initiative to decriminalize marijuana

HELENA — An East Helena medical marijuana patient who had worked in law enforcement wants to amend the state constitution by initiative in 2012 to decriminalize all pot here and treat it like alcohol.

July 14, 2011 9:00 pm Related Loading…

Medical marijuana advocates finalizing ballot initiative

HELENA - Medical marijuana advocates in Montana said Monday that they hope to start gathering signatures soon in an effort to block stringent new state regulations, even as the group awaits a judge's decision on a legal challenge to the new law.

June 27, 2011 3:08 pmLoading…

3 ballot issues qualify for fall ballot

HELENA — Three ballot measures will appear on the November ballot, while eight others failed to muster the necessary signatures, Secretary of State Linda McCulloch said Monday.

July 19, 2010 5:23 pmLoading…
2 initiatives likely qualified for fall ballot; 4 are question marks

2 initiatives likely qualified for fall ballot; 4 are question marks

HELENA — Only two of Montana’s proposed ballot measures appear to have qualified for the November ballot, while the fate of several others was up in the air as the signature-gathering deadline ended Friday.

June 18, 2010 7:17 pmLoading…
Deadline is just a month away for ballot issue signatures

Deadline is just a month away for ballot issue signatures

HELENA — Over the next four weeks, people toting clipboards with petitions will be stepping up their efforts to ask Montana voters to sign proposed ballot measures for the November 2010 ballot.

May 16, 2010 12:00 am Related Loading…

Some complain about initiative signature gathering

HELENA — Secretary of State Linda McCulloch said Thursday that the start of the ballot initiative process has brought complaints over the way signatures are being gathered.

March 18, 2010 3:42 pmLoading…

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