MAJOR SIGNATURE HURDLE CLEARED BY SEVEN BALLOT QUESTION CAMPAIGNS
By Colin A. Young
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 18, 2015......Secretary of State William Galvin announced late Friday that his office has certified that seven initiative petition campaigns submitted a sufficient number of signatures and their proposals will be sent to the Legislature for consideration, moving the initiatives one step closer to the ballot.
In addition to a constitutional amendment seeking to impose an additional tax on incomes above $1 million, the six questions deal with expanded gaming, charter schools, Common Core education standards, protection of farm animals, recreational marijuana and health care pricing.
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