Steve Duin hints at using laws to quash petition rights

Here is Steve Duin in The Oregonian today talking about the Democrat leadership:

There’s been no meaningful initiative reform to derail Kevin Mannix, no Hope scholarship program, no retooling the tort cap, no special session of any substance, and nothing one would file under ‘bold’ or ‘creative’.”

To me it appears Steve Duinadvocating that lawmakers pass laws to censor or stop someone from putting a measure on the ballot. Is this the real face of initiative reform — the ability deny people the right to petition their government? Should that be the role of politicians to use laws to deny due process rights to others? I hope that is not what he is saying.