Which states are doing something about "dark money"?

There's Arizona's citizen-led initiative in 2022. And voters in Alaska and North Dakota passed similar measures in previous years.
Arizona voters will decide on Proposition 211 this November. Voters in just a couple of other states have passed similar measures that came from citizen-led initiatives.
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What it takes to get a "dark money" initiative on the ballot

Arizona is one of 21 states where people can submit signatures and petition. But getting something on the ballot is no easy task.
From left, Becky Daggett, Kelly Gibbs and Diane McQueen are among the volunteers who  collected hundreds of thousands of signatures to get Proposition 211, a financial disclosure proposal, on this year's ballot.
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Democrats won the House. Republicans secured their hold on the Senate. And there was another winner in Tuesday’s elections: Medicaid. States had the choice under the Affordable Care Act to expand it. Some did, but some conservative states chose not to. Voters in Idaho, Nebraska and Utah elected to expand Medicaid. Voters also elected Medicaid […]

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