Ballot question backers face another key signature deadline
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts residents hoping to get questions on the November ballot are facing another key hurdle.
Wednesday is the deadline to deliver a final batch of at least 10,792 certified signatures to the Secretary of State’s office.
Just four questions could be headed to the ballot after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court blocked a fifth question that sought to end the use of Common Core educational standards.
The remaining questions would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Massachusetts, allow the state to add up to a dozen new or expanded charter schools each year outside of existing caps, ban the sale of eggs and other food products that come from farms where animals are confined to overly restrictive cages, and allow the state to issue a second slots parlor license.