Supporters of proposed constitutional amendments to restrict government spending and land seizures say they easily met today's deadline for turning in enough signatures to ensure a spot on the November 7th ballot.
But backers of four other initiatives, including one modeled
after California's Proposition 13 cap on property taxes, weren't
able to meet a minimum requirement of 83-thousand-184 valid
State Sen. Bob Beers, a Republican candidate for governor who
also is pushing the Tax and Spending Control initiative, says
supporters of the plan to limit government spending were turning in
nearly 151-thousand signatures to county officials throughout
Supporters of Stop the Taking of Our Land, or PISTOL, a
constitutional amendment to prevent governments from eminent domain
abuses, say they turned in petitions signed by more than
Another proposal that fell short was one to requiring daily
physical education classes for all K-12 public school students.
Backers of the Truth in Science and Prohibition of Unfunded
Mandates initiatives dropped efforts to qualify them for the