The Swiss voters on March 3rd demonstrated the power of a national citizens’ initiative right. Sixty-eight percent of Swiss voters voted in favor of something formally called the Minder Initiative, named after Thomas Minder, the politician who created it, that puts heavy controls on executive salaries at Swiss companies. Informally the Initiative was named the “Rip-Off Initiative.” [Read Comment]
On June 5, a hearing was scheduled before the Ohio Secretary of State to consider rules relating to HB 3 regulating voter registration (See the Notice of Hearing here). These regulations mirror emergency rules already in place that became effective May 1, 2006, and are set to expire on July 30, 2006 (see Emergency Regulations and Proposed Regulations below). In effect, the outcome of this hearing will decide whether these regulations will remain as merely emergency rules, expiring as originally set, or become rules that would regulate the registration of voters past the original deadline of July 30, 2006.
Amended Proposed Regulations (Refiled June 14, 2006)