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It’s no secret that there is a desperate need for policy reform. Whether it’s energy, economy, tax, education, or any other political arena, independent voters seek specific and effective political reform. Measures that increase transparency, enhance competition, inspire voter participation, and operate within the boundaries of strict, fiscal discipline are badly needed in a country that has become inefficient, ineffective, and paralyzed by partisan politics. This section discusses various political reform models that aim to encourage robust intellectual debate in the public forum.
Earlier this year, the American public was polled on the president’s proposals for new gun legislation. People were given a list of initiatives and asked if they would vote for the measures or not. When asked about universal background checks, 91 percent of Americans…
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill last Wednesday that would reduce GPA requirements to expand access to the state’s technical schools. HB 372 lowers the minimum GPA to 2.0 to allow more students to receive HOPE grants…
Last week, Californians for Responsible Economic Development (CMED), a student-led organization, started circulating a petition for a proposed ballot initiative that would create a 9.5 percent oil severance tax in California.