There was an interesting and lengthy new post on the subject of public referendums published at Ballotpedia and written by Josh Altic, project director at Ballotpedia. According to Altic, “state legislators passed restrictions on the initiative process in three states and are considering ballot measure law changes in several others”. Take a look at this excerpt:
At least 123 legislative proposals concerning ballot initiatives, veto referendums, referrals, local ballot measures, and recall were introduced in the 2021 legislative sessions of 34 states. At least eight had been approved so far.
The article goes on to list “some of the most notable changes to ballot measure law passed and proposed in 2021”. Read more here. Also see related Democracy Chronicles articles like those on Voting Methods, Direct Democracy, and definitely check out our main Voting Methods section.