EDITORIAL: Why Montgomery County residents should reject these four ballot initiatives

Maryland's state constitution sets a low bar for motivated citizens eager to impose their will on local governments. Even in the state’s behemoth county — Montgomery, with 1.1 million residents — just 10,000 valid signatures are required to place a referendum on the ballot. That has been a standing invitation to citizens with grievances to appeal directly to the voters.Two such proposals appear on this fall’s ballot, and such is the County Council’s distaste for them that it added rival measures to compete with each. (Wash Post)

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