Ballot Measures

Budget, Spending and Taxes

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Budget, Spending and Taxes

Budget, Spending and Taxes

Budget, Spending and Taxes

Date State Title Outcome
9/18 AL Act No. 2012-490: To Propose an Amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to Provide a New Procedure for Distributions Made from the Alabama Trust Fund Beginning with the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year; to Provide Further for Distributions Made from the County and Municipal Government Capital Improvement Trust Fund... Passed 11/06 AL Statewide Amendment 2: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 2 Passed 11/06 AZ Proposition 204: Proposed by Initiative Petition Relating to Taxation Failed 11/06 AZ Proposition 118: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Establishment of Permanent Funds Passed 11/06 CA Proposition 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed 11/06 CA Proposition 31: State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed 11/06 CA Proposition 34: Death Penalty. Initiative Statute. Failed 11/06 FL Ballot (3): State Revenue Limitation Failed 11/06 FL Ballot (6): Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions/Construction of Rights Failed 11/06 GA Amendment 1: Georgia Charter Schools Amendment Passed 11/06 GA Amendment 2: Authorizing Certain State Agencies to Enter into Multiyear Rental Agreements Passed 11/06 ID Proposition 3: Referendum to Approve or Reject Legislation Amending School District Funding, Requiring Provision of Computing Devices and Online Courses for High School Graduation Failed 11/06 MD Question 7: Gaming Expansion Referendum Passed 11/06 ME Question 2: Bond Issue - Higher Education Passed 11/06 ME Question 3: Bond Issue - Land and Conservation Easements Passed 11/06 MI Proposal 12-1: A Referendum On Public Act 4 of 2011 - The Emergency Manager Law Failed 6/12 ND Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 3: Government Prohibited from Burdening the Exercise of Religious Liberty Failed 11/06 NE Proposed Amendment 4: Constitutional Amendment to Change Annual Legislative Salaries to Twenty-Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars Failed 11/06 NJ Public Question 1: Building Our Future Bond Act Passed 11/06 NJ Public Questions No. 2: Constitutional Amendment Allowing Contributions to Be Taken Fom Justices' and Judges' Salaries for Their Employee Benefits Passed 11/06 NM Bond Question B: General Obligation Bond B Passed 11/06 NM Bond Question C: General Obligation Bond C Passed 11/06 NM Bond Question A: General Obligation Bond A Passed 11/06 OK State Question No. 764: Would Allow the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to Issue Bonds Passed 11/06 OR Measure 82: Amends Constitution: Authorizes Establishment of Privately-Owned Casinos; Mandates Percentage of Revenues Payable to Dedicated State Fund Failed 11/06 OR Measure 83: Authorizes Privately-Owned Wood Village Casino; Mandates Percentage Of Revenues Payable to Dedicated State Fund Failed 11/06 RI Question 4: Veterans' Home Bond Passed 11/06 RI Question 3: Higher Education Facilities Bonds Passed 11/06 RI Question 7: Affordable Housing Bonds $25,000,000 Passed 11/06 RI Question 5: Clean Water Finance Agency Bonds Passed 11/06 RI Question 6: Environmental Management Bonds $20,000,000 Passed 11/06 SD Constitutional Amendment O: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Changing the Method for Distributions from the Cement Plant Trust Fund Passed 11/06 SD Referred Law 14: An Act to Establish the Large Project Development Fund Failed 11/06 SD Initiative Measure 15: An Initiated Measure to Increase State General Sales and Use Taxes for Additional K-12 Public Education and Medicaid Funding Failed 11/06 SD Constitutional Amendment P: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Adding Balanced Budget Requirements Passed 11/06 UT Constitutional Amendment A: Joint Resolution on Severance Tax Passed 11/06 WA Initiative 1240: Concerning the Creation of a Public Charter School System Passed 11/06 WA Engrossed Senate Bill 6635: Advisory Vote No. 1 Passed 11/06 WA Substitute House Bill 2590: Advisory Vote No. 2 Passed 11/06 WA Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution 8221: Concerning Implementing the Commission on State Debt Recommendations Regarding Washington's Debt Limit Passed 11/06 WA Senate Joint Resolution 8223: Concerning Investments by the University of Washington and Washington State University Failed 11/06 WA Initiative 1185: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed

Budget, Spending and Taxes

Date State Title Outcome
8/28 AK Ballot Measure 1: An Act Increasing the Maximum Residential Property Exemption and Providing for Annual Adjustments Passed 11/06 AL Statewide Amendment 9: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 9 Passed 11/06 AR Issue No. 2: An Amendment Concerning Municipal and County Financing of Sales Tax Anticipated Revenue Bond Projects, Unfunded Liabilities, of Closed Local Police and Fire Pension Plans, and Real and Tangible Personal Property Failed 11/06 AR Issue No. 1: An Amendment to Provide Additional Funding for State Highways, County Roads, City Streets, Bridges, and Other Surface Transportation Passed 11/06 AZ Proposition 117: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Property Tax Assessed Valuation Passed 11/06 AZ Proposition 204: Proposed by Initiative Petition Relating to Taxation Failed 11/06 AZ Proposition 116: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Property Tax Exemptions Failed 6/05 CA Proposition 29: HOPE 2010 : The California Cancer Research Act Failed 11/06 CA Proposition 38: Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute. Failed 11/06 CA Proposition 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed 11/06 CA Proposition 39: Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute. Passed 11/06 FL Ballot (10): Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption Failed 11/06 FL Ballot (3): State Revenue Limitation Failed 11/06 FL Ballot (4): Property Tax Limitations; Property Value Decline; Reduction for Nonhomestead Assessment Increases; Delay of Scheduled Repeal Failed 11/06 FL Ballot (9): Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder Passed 11/06 FL Ballot (11): Additional Homestead Exemption; Low-Income Seniors Who Maintain Long-Term Residency on Property; Equal to Assessed Value Passed 11/06 FL Ballot (2): Veteran's Property Tax Discount Passed 7/31 GA Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Atlanta Regional District Failed 7/31 GA Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Central Savannah River Area District Passed 7/31 GA Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Coastal Georgia District Failed 7/31 GA Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Georgia Mountains District Failed 7/31 GA Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Heart of Georgia Altamaha District Passed 7/31 GA Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Middle Georgia District Failed 7/31 GA Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Northeast Georgia District Failed 7/31 GA Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Northwest Georgia District Failed 7/31 GA Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - River Valley District Passed 7/31 GA Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Southern Georgia District Failed 7/31 GA Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Southwest Georgia District Failed 7/31 GA Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Three Rivers District Failed 11/06 LA CA NO. 6 (Act 869 - HB 497): Government Authority of New Iberia - Property Annexed By the City Failed 11/06 LA CA NO. 4 (Act 875 - SB 337): Property Tax Exemption for Spouses of Deceased Veterans Passed 11/06 LA CA NO. 8 (Act 871 - HB 674): Property Tax Exemption by the Board of Commerce and Industry Passed 11/06 MI Proposal 12-5: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Limit the Enactment of New Taxes By State Government Failed 11/06 MO Proposition B: Relating to Cigarette Taxes Failed 6/12 ND Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 2: Elimination of Property Taxes and Replacement of Lost Revenue Failed 11/06 NH Question 1: Relating to Income Taxes Passed 11/06 NM Bond Question C: General Obligation Bond C Passed 11/06 OK State Question No. 766: This Measure Would Exempt all Intangible Personal Property from Ad Valorem Property Taxation Passed 11/06 OK State Question No. 758: Amends Section 8B, Article 10 of State Constitution - Ad Valorem Taxation Limitation on Valuation Increases Passed 11/06 OR Measure 79: Amends Constitution: Prohibits Real Estate Transfer Taxes, Fees, Other Assessments, Except those Operative on December 31, 2009 Passed 11/06 OR Measure 85: Amends Constitution: Allocates Corporate Income/Excise Tax "Kicker" Refund to Additionally Fund K Through 12 Public Education Passed 11/06 OR Measure 84: Phases Out Existing Inheritance Taxes on Large Estates, and All Taxes on Intra-Family Property Transfers Failed 11/06 UT Constitutional Amendment A: Joint Resolution on Severance Tax Passed 11/06 UT Constitutional Amendment B: Joint Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Military Personnel Passed 11/06 WA Engrossed Senate Bill 6635: Advisory Vote No. 1 Passed 11/06 WA Substitute House Bill 2590: Advisory Vote No. 2 Passed 11/06 WA Initiative 502: Concerning the Legalization of Marijuana Passed 11/06 WA Initiative 1185: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed