In the US, most states have rules allowing ordinary citizens to place measures on the ballot as a form of direct democracy. As much as some people like to shout how the US is "not a democracy" dozens of propositions are actually passed each year via direct democracy. In many GOP controlled states, they have been and continue to attempt to limit this power: 1996 - Arizona voters pass medical marijuana proposition with 65% of the vote, Arizona legislators repeal the measure 1998 - Arizonans approve measure to limit legislature and governor powers to amend/repeal voter approved measures 2000 - Prop 102, prompted by conservative groups in the state, attempted to limit ballot propositions with regards to wildlife and conservation. It was defeated with over 60% voting against the measure. 2009 - Arizona legislature attempts to divert millions of dollars from a fund set up by a voter proposition for Early Childhood Education to use in the state's general fund, the Board for the Fund sues and wins to prevent the diversion 2018 - AZ GOP attempted to pass a bill to repeal the 1998 measure, passing along party lines 35-25 in the House. However, this type of change requires an amendment to the State Constitution and the change was ultimately never put on the ballot as it had little chance of passing. 2020 - Voters approve Prop 208 to raise taxes for education 2021 - Arizona legislators vote to allow businesses to circumvent Prop 208, and threaten to "audit" the Prop 208 vote Arizona legislators are also pushing legislation to give themselves more power to amend future voter propositions. Other GOP controlled states, like Idaho, are also implementing similar measures to limit voter powers, requiring that Propositions gather signatures from all 35 districts, instead of the previous 18. In total there have been over 100 bills introduced in 2021 to limit ballot initiatives across more than 30 states.