GOP works to override voters on Medicaid, higher wages, pot
The Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. - Stephen M. Dowell/TNS

Progressives cheered last year when voters in several red states approved left-leaning ballot initiatives. Floridians voted to raise the minimum wage to $15. South Dakotans voted to legalize medical and recreational pot. Missourians voted to expand Medicaid to adults who earn under $18,000 a year. Arizonans voted to tax the rich to fund public schools. But this year, Republican lawmakers in all those states — plus Idaho, Oklahoma, Utah and others — are trying to undermine such voter-approved measures and to make it harder for future ballot initiatives to pass. At stake is the power to make sta...