Ballot Initiative | KUER 90.1

Ballot Initiative

Austen Diamond / KUER

State lawmakers unveiled a funding compromise Tuesday that could sidestep a ballot initiative to raise money for schools.

Austen Diamond / KUER

There are six citizen-led initiatives making their way to the ballot this year, addressing everything from medical marijuana to election laws. But even if some of those pass, Utah lawmakers are looking at delaying their implementation.

Bob Nelson

Two people are charged with forgery and violations of state petition procedures under Utah's election code.


Several medical marijuana bills will be introduced in Utah’s upcoming legislative session. But not all cannabis advocates support them.

istock / tvirbickis

Will medical marijuana become legal in Utah next year? Early polling suggests wide support for a proposed medical cannabis ballot initiative.

Erik Neumann / KUER

Sponsors of the Utah Decides Healthcare ballot initiative submitted their bill language to the Lieutenant Governor’s office on Monday. The initiative would put Medicaid expansion up to voters in 2018.

Utah Decides logo

At least four ballot initiatives are expected to go before voters next year - and there might soon be a fifth.

Julia Ritchey, KUER

A new group is launching a ballot initiative to create an independent commission aimed at reforming the way Utah draws its electoral boundaries.

Nicole Nixon

Patients and advocates have demanded legalized medical marijuana for the past several years, and they say Utah lawmakers have failed to deliver. Now the Utah Patients Coalition says it’s time to bring the issue directly to Utah voters.

Medical Marijuana Passes Utah Senate, Goes to House

Feb 25, 2016
Andrea Smardon / KUER

The Utah House of Representatives will get a chance to debate medical marijuana. The Senate voted 17 to 12 to pass a broad measure that would allow Utah patients to use cannabis extracts when recommended by a doctor.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

Medical marijuana advocates are regrouping after LDS Church authorities announced their opposition to a bill that would make whole-plant access legal in Utah. Proponents convened at the Capitol Tuesday to talk about an effort to let the voters decide.