Professor Tuman Comments on Business-Initiated Ballot Measures

Monday, June 22, 2015
ALL GOV -- Ordinary American citizens, often feeling their individual power has been usurped by big corporations, the wealthy and a government beholden to powerful lobbying interests, are now seeing another of their links to democracy slip out of their grasp: the ballot initiative. Added San Francisco State University Professor Joe Tuman: “There’s no question that when business or corporations or entities that are affected by ballot initiatives give to the ballot initiative process, they’re not doing so out of altruism. They’re doing so out of rational self-interest.”