Initiative Backers Face Looming Deadline

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Of six initiative petitions that begin circulating last fall, four are still alive. Organizers need 83,184 valid signatures to qualify each proposed constitutional amendment for the November 7th ballot.

Backers of the People's Initiative to Stop the Taking of Our Land, which seeks to reform the eminent domain process, are the only ones reporting sufficient signatures so far.

Of the other three petitions still circulating, paid workers continue to gather signatures for the most high-profile initiative, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beers' Tax and Spending Control for Nevada.

Paid workers are also collecting signatures for Republican congressional candidate Sharron Angle's Property Tax Restraint Initiative.

Finally, volunteers are still collecting signatures for a proposal requiring daily physical education classes for all Nevada students.