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Ballot Measures

2008 Ballot Measures

 
 

Budget, Spending and Taxes

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Alabama Rainy Day Amendment 1 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Amendment 3: A Constitutional Amendment Authorizing the General Assembly to Establish, Operate and Regulate State Lotteries to Fund Scholarships and Grants for Arkansas Citizens Enrolled in Certified Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges and Universities in Arkansas Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Amendment 2: An Amendment Providing that Appropriation Bills Are Valid for One Fiscal Year; to Require the General Assembly to Meet in Fiscal Session during Even-Numbered Years; and to Set Length of Sessions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 105: Relating to Initiative Measures and Requiring that Any Mandatory Tax or Spending Increase Be Enacted by a Majority of Qualified Electors Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 300: State Legislators' Salaries Failed
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 92: Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
June 3, 2008 California Proposition 98: Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property. Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 6: Criminal Penalties and Laws. Public Safety Funding. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 12: Veterans' Bond Act of 2008 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maryland HB 4: Video Lottery Passed
June 10, 2008 Maine Bond Question: Bond Issue for Natural Resource, Agricultural and Transportation Infrastructure Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition A: Casinos and Gambling Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2: Grants and Loans for Storm Water Control Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition C: Renewable Energy Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Referendum 118: 6-Mill Levy for Support of the Montana University System Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Constitutional Amendment 44: Allow Up To 25 Percent of Certain Public Funds to be Invested in Private Corporate Capital Stock Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Initiative 155: Healthy Montana Kids Plan Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Constitutional Measure 1: Oil Tax Trust Fund Failed
May 13, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Allow Investment of Public Endowment Funds by Cities Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Changing the Powers of Municipalities Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Jersey Public Question 1: Voters to Approve State Authority Bonds Payable from State Appropriations Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 4: Higher Education and Special School Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 2: Library Acquisition Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 1: Senior Citizen Facility Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 6: To Amend the Constitution by Initiative Petition for a Casino Near Wilmington in Southwest Ohio and Distribute to all Ohio a Tax on the Casino Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 2: To Authorize the State to Issue Bonds to Continue the Clean Ohio Program for Environmental Revitalization and Conservation Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 62: Amends Constitution: Allocates 15% of Lottery Proceeds to Public Safety Fund for Crime Prevention, Investigation, Prosecution Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Pennsylvania Bond Question: Water and Sewer Improvements Bond Referendum Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Resolution Regarding Permanent State Trust Fund Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment E: Stock and Bond Subscriptions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 985: Initiative Measure No. 985 concerns transportation. Failed
 
 

Government Operations

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Alabama Rainy Day Amendment 1 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Amendment 3: A Constitutional Amendment Authorizing the General Assembly to Establish, Operate and Regulate State Lotteries to Fund Scholarships and Grants for Arkansas Citizens Enrolled in Certified Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges and Universities in Arkansas Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Amendment 2: An Amendment Providing that Appropriation Bills Are Valid for One Fiscal Year; to Require the General Assembly to Meet in Fiscal Session during Even-Numbered Years; and to Set Length of Sessions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 105: Relating to Initiative Measures and Requiring that Any Mandatory Tax or Spending Increase Be Enacted by a Majority of Qualified Electors Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 300: State Legislators' Salaries Failed
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 92: Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
June 3, 2008 California Proposition 98: Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property. Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 6: Criminal Penalties and Laws. Public Safety Funding. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 12: Veterans' Bond Act of 2008 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maryland HB 4: Video Lottery Passed
June 10, 2008 Maine Bond Question: Bond Issue for Natural Resource, Agricultural and Transportation Infrastructure Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition A: Casinos and Gambling Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2: Grants and Loans for Storm Water Control Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition C: Renewable Energy Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Referendum 118: 6-Mill Levy for Support of the Montana University System Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Constitutional Amendment 44: Allow Up To 25 Percent of Certain Public Funds to be Invested in Private Corporate Capital Stock Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Initiative 155: Healthy Montana Kids Plan Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Constitutional Measure 1: Oil Tax Trust Fund Failed
May 13, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Allow Investment of Public Endowment Funds by Cities Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Changing the Powers of Municipalities Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Jersey Public Question 1: Voters to Approve State Authority Bonds Payable from State Appropriations Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 4: Higher Education and Special School Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 2: Library Acquisition Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 1: Senior Citizen Facility Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 6: To Amend the Constitution by Initiative Petition for a Casino Near Wilmington in Southwest Ohio and Distribute to all Ohio a Tax on the Casino Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 2: To Authorize the State to Issue Bonds to Continue the Clean Ohio Program for Environmental Revitalization and Conservation Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 62: Amends Constitution: Allocates 15% of Lottery Proceeds to Public Safety Fund for Crime Prevention, Investigation, Prosecution Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Pennsylvania Bond Question: Water and Sewer Improvements Bond Referendum Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Resolution Regarding Permanent State Trust Fund Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment E: Stock and Bond Subscriptions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 985: Initiative Measure No. 985 concerns transportation. Failed
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