Fourteen ballot questions for 2014 have been approved by Attorney General Martha Coakley.

Citizen petitions to raise the minimum wage, kill the software-services tax and expand the bottle bill were all given the green light. Five questions were rejected, including a bid by the Fatherhood Coalition to allow for trial before a restraining order is issued.

The initial vetting is just the beginning of a long process for petitioners, who now must start collecting signatures.