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A new poll by The University of Connecticut and the Hartford Courant shows that 50 percent of voters support a Convention to amend the state Constitution. This is Where We Live. Every 20 years, Connecticut residents get a chance to vote on whether they'd like to convene a convention. It's seen as an opportunity by a wide range of groups, disappointed by government actions, and craving direct ballot questions in the state, and the poll seems to back this up.
But the vote is also being used by some interest groups with very specific agendas - on tax policy, abortion or gay marriage. Opponents say the Constitutional Convention really doesn't get any closer to direct initiative, because the process would still be largely controlled by the legislature - and they see it as a green light for special interests inciting a type of "mob-rule" mentality.
Today on Where We Live - Connecticut's Constituional Convention - and a look at direct initiatives in other states. We'd like you to join the conversation - are you voting yes or no?
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