Plain Talk Podcast: Sealing Criminal Records, Blue Laws, Measure 1, and Why Initiated Measures Make for Bad Policy

Are initiated measures a good way to make public policy?

I don’t think so, and I talk about it in this episode of the Plain Talk podcast. Measure 1 – a constitutional amendment approved by voters in the 2018 election – is one reason why many, like me, feel that way.

Also Rep. Shannon Roers Jones (R-Fargo) talks to me about a couple of her bills, including one to let people convicted of crimes petition to have their cases sealed and another to end North Dakota’s “blue law” prohibition on Sunday openings.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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