Most states give local municipalities some way to either ban or allow alcohol sales. While the overwhelming majority of localities choose to allow alcohol sales, there are still a significant number of dry counties throughout the country. Tuesday’s election proved that this level of local control over alcohol remains really popular with the electorate. On [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday June 28, 2011 1:01 pm|
If Sarah Palin chooses not to run for President it would create a big opening for Michele Bachmann to rally the hard right Republican primary voters around her candidacy according to the latest PPP polling.
|By: Jon Walker Monday October 18, 2010 5:21 pm|
With Proposition 19, the initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana, on the California ballot, the big political question is: can the initiative be a driver of voter turnout ? This is not only important for the success or failure of the ballot measure, but could potentially affect both the highly contested California governor and Senate [...]
|By: Michael Whitney Monday October 4, 2010 3:47 pm|
Good news for Oregon’s Measure 74, a ballot initiative that will regulate medical marijuana supplies in the state: the Democratic Party of Oregon gave its endorsement to the medical marijuana measure. This is big news for Measure 74, which if passed, would create nonprofit clinics like pharmacies to supply marijuana to patients. While Oregon has had medical marijuana since 1998, patients have had to either grow their own or have someone else grow for them. With Measure 74, patients with have better, safer access to medical marijuana in a regulated system.
|By: Michael Whitney Monday July 19, 2010 8:30 am|
Oregon voters will decide in November if the state should have medical marijuana dispensaries in the spirit of California and Colorado. A ballot initiative, known as I-28, would legalize nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries to sell marijuana to card-carrying patients. According to Oregon Business, the initiative barely qualified for November’s ballot.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday May 18, 2010 6:00 pm|
Tonight is a primary night with elections in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Oregon. Polls close at (all eastern times) Kentucky: 6 pm Pennsylvania: 8 pm Arkansas: 8:30 pm Oregon: 11 pm Election results for Kentucky can be found at AP or Politico. The big races are the contested Senate primaries in KY, PA and AR, [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 5, 2010 3:31 pm|
A new poll for the Pew Research Center found that an overwhelming 73% of Americans favor the legalization of medical marijuana for those who get a prescription from a doctor. Only 23% of the country opposes the idea of medical marijuana. While medical marijuana is only legal in a minority of states, and is officially [...]