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Economists to Analyze Ballot Proposals

State economists are preparing to analyze three more proposed constitutional amendments that could appear before voters in November 2020, including proposals to change the primary-election system and to ban assault weapons.

The economists, meeting as the Financial Impact Estimating Conference, will hold workshops July 30 and Aug. 1 as part of a process of estimating financial impacts of the initiatives, according to a schedule posted on the website of the Legislature’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research.

The workshop on the proposed amendment to ban assault weapons will be July 30.

Two days later, the panel will hold a workshop on a proposal that would allow all registered voters to cast ballots in primaries, regardless of political affiliation. The two candidates receiving the most votes in each primary would advance to the general election.

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