What To Know About Three Legislature-Sponsored Ballot Issues This November

Sep 4, 2016

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You may have heard about citizen-driven initiatives that will likely be on the ballot this year. There are measures to legalize medical marijuana, limit damages in medical lawsuits and allow three casinos to operate. But along with these, three amendments sponsored by members of the Arkansas General Assembly will be on the ballot this November.

Every general session, the Legislature can refer up to three constitutional amendments for a vote of the people. KUAR's Chris Hickey recently spoke with Kristin Higgins of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Public Policy Center about these three proposals.

-Issue 1 - Proposing An Amendment to the Arkansas Constitution Concerning the Terms, Election, and Eligibility of Elected Officials

-Issue 2 - A Constitutional Amendment to Allow the Governor to Retain His or Her Powers and Duties When Absent From the State

-Issue 3 - An Amendment to the Arkansas Constitution Concerning Job Creation, Job Expansion, and Economic Development

You can learn more about these issues by visiting uaex.edu/ballot or by following KUAR's elections coverage.