Multiple initiatives will be on voter’s ballots this year

When the ballots go out in the next few weeks prior to the November election, some people will be surprised to see there are a lot more there than names of candidates.

On KVNU’s For the People program Thursday, political consultant Mary Bishop was the guest. She said there are actually five different initiatives on the ballot to be decided by voters.

Some of them call for money such as the one that would help schools but Bishop said another initiative has to do with something quite different.

“Medicaid expansion actually will bring a lot of money into the state,” Bishop stated. “We’ve already lost a lot of money, but it is guaranteed to be, I think, an absolute economy rebounder in many ways when people are finally able to get to the doctor.

“You’ll see a lot more services needed, you’ll see a lot more nurses, more (physician assistants). I think our doctor situation will be okay.”

Bishop said some people believe the initiatives are on the ballot because politicians didn’t want to resolve them. 

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