Sunday, February 23, 2014

Massachusetts: Hillsdale voters approve recall home rule provision

Hillsdale voters passed a motion to request a home-rule recall law (seemingly of a malfeasance standard variety) 202-95. Only 21% of voters showed up. The law now goes up to the state legislature. This article is opposed to the recall. It does cite a claim on how widely the recall has spread in Massachusetts:

Town Counsel Joel Bard of the Boston law firm Kopelman and Paige -- which represents one out of three cities and towns across the state -- has pointed out that 30 to 40 percent of Massachusetts communities have approved various recall procedures. 

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