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2018 Elections: Virginia Ballot Initiatives

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Ed. — These referenda are scheduled to appear on Virginia ballots during the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election. Explanations from the commonwealth are included. Additional information may be found via elections.virginia.gov. ► Taxation & Finance: Exempt Property:… Continue Reading

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2018 Elections: North Carolina Ballot Initiatives

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Ed. — The following referenda are scheduled to appear on North Carolina ballots during the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election. Official explanations by the Constitutional Amendments Publication Commission are included below. Find more information in North Carolina’s… Continue Reading

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Editorial: After secrecy in light rail fight, greater transparency is needed in Virginia’s campaign finance law

POSITION: A bill to end an exemption for some nonprofits seeking to influence referenda could mean our public policy and spending choices will be made by better-informed citizens. It deserves support in Richmond. Every Virginian should know who is paying to influence… Continue Reading