Dem control of Senate hopes boosted: AK ballot initiatives moved from primary to general election

by MisterWade – Last week I was talking with a friend and co-worker about the optimistic prospects of a Colorado style cannabis legalization initiative passing in August. He had just spent some time in Juneau, the capital of Alaska where he was raised, and said his lobbyist brother told him that the initiatives would be moved from the primary elections in August to the general elections in November. I had believed that it was a done deal that the legalization of weed and other ballot initiatives were set to be on the ballot when primaries happen on August 19. I was wrong. Today it was reported that the initiatives will be voted up or down on the general election ballot in November. Besides legal weed, the other initiatives affected by a provision of the state constitution are one to raise the minimum wage and one to protect salmon fisheries...

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