constitutional amendment

Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

Illinois voters on Tuesday will be asked to change the state constitution and to weigh in on a trio of non-binding questions legislators could use to guide decisions down the line.

Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

2014 was going to be a banner year for direct democracy in Illinois.

What does the Right to Farm mean in Missouri?

Jun 6, 2014
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Members of Congress are throwing their support behind a proposed “right to farm” amendment in Missouri’s constitution. But critics are pointing to the measure’s ambiguous language as problematic.

  Even as a lawsuit could nullify them, the state board of elections has begun a tedious — but necessary — task of preparing a pair of proposed constitutional amendments for the November ballot. The two citizen initiatives aim to strip lawmakers of the power to draw their own maps and to limit their terms in office.

A dozen-or-so workers sit at tables at the board of elections building in Springfield.

At least two constitutional amendments will be on ballots across Illinois this November.

A coalition is pushing for a change it believes will have a profound effect on state government in Illinois.