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S.T.O.P. in the name of Bill
Celeste Calvitto of the Rapid City Journal is reporting that the S.T.O.P. initiative is as good as on the ballot:
Napoli said Tuesday that his Committee to Stabilize Tax On Property, or STOP, has gathered more than enough signatures to get an amendment placed on the November 2006 general election ballot.Read it all here.
“Things are going to land where we thought they would,” he said, referring to the number of signatures on petitions that have been circulating since early spring.
The deadline to file petitions for proposed constitutional amendments that would appear on the 2006 ballot is 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office, but Napoli will present them Nov. 3. The deadline for a proposed change in state law is May 2.
The goal of the STOP group was to get thousands more than the minimum 33,000 signatures needed to get on the ballot because of potential challenges and errors.
“We just needed to make sure we wouldn’t get tossed,” Napoli said. Petitions are still coming in, but it appears that they have more than 40,000 signatures.