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Massachusetts became the 6th State in the Union February 6th 1788
Massachusetts Allow: Amendments, Statutes, Veto Referenda, Recalls and Nominations.
- Amendments and Statutes: 3% of the votes cast in the last Gubernatorial election.
- Veto Referenda: 1.5% – 2% (for immediate suspension of law) of the votes cast in the last Gubernatorial election.
- Local Initiatives: 8% of registered voters
- Local Referenda: 12% of registered voters
- Recall: Available in some jurisdictions
Article XLVIII of the Massachusetts Constitution provides that people have the right to Initiatives and Referenda.
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