All 11 Massachusetts District Attorneys, and Attorney General Martha Coakley, came out against the ballot initiative to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. They ranted and raved about the evil it would do.
So it's a pretty major embarrassment for them that the citizens of the commonwealth passed the measure today, apparently by a very wide margin. Clearly, the people are not looking to the top law-enforcement officials for their advice on law-enforcement policy.
On another ballot initiative, AP has just called Q3 a yes, meaning that the anti-dog-racing folks have finally prevailed, after all these years of trying.
Question 1, to eliminate the income tax, has been soundly defeated. I suspect we'll see it on the ballot again sometime.