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Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 28, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 1: An Act Increasing the Maximum Residential Property Exemption and Providing for Annual Adjustments Passed
Aug. 19, 2014 Alaska Ballot Measure No. 1 - Referendum 13SB21: An Act Relating to the Oil and Gas Production Tax, Interest Rates on Overdue Taxes and Tax Credits Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 3: Alabama Madison School Taxes Amendment 3 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Ad Valorem Tax Amendment Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Alabama Statewide Amendment 4: Blount County Tax Amendment Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Alabama Statewide Amendment 2: Special County Educational Tax Amendment Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 9: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 9 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arkansas Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Arkansas Concerning The Interest Rate Limits. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arkansas 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
Nov. 6, 2012 Arkansas Issue No. 1: An Amendment to Provide Additional Funding for State Highways, County Roads, City Streets, Bridges, and Other Surface Transportation Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 100: Prohibition of Any New Property Sale or Transfer Tax 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
May 18, 2010 Arizona Proposition 100: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Arizona; Amending Article IX, Constitution of Arizona, by Adding Section 12.1; Relating to Temporary Transaction Privilege and Use Taxes. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 117: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Property Tax Assessed Valuation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 204: Proposed by Initiative Petition Relating to Taxation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 116: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Property Tax Exemptions Failed
June 8, 2010 California Proposition 13: Limits On Property Tax Assessment. Seismic Retrofitting Of Existing Buildings. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 24: Repeals Recent Legislation that Would Allow Businesses to Lower Their Tax Liability. Initiative Statue. Failed
June 5, 2012 California Proposition 29: HOPE 2010 : The California Cancer Research Act Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 38: Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 39: Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 59: Education Funding and TABOR Rebates Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Referendum M: Elimination of Obsolete Constitutional Provisions Regarding Land Value Increase Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 51: State Sales Tax Increase for Services for People with Developmental Disabilities Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Colorado Amendment R: Exempt Possessory Interests in Real Property Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Colorado Amendment 60: Property Taxes Failed
Nov. 1, 2011 Colorado Proposition 103: Temporary Tax Increase for Public Education Failed
Nov. 5, 2013 Colorado Proposition AA: Colorado Marijuana Excise Tax and Sales Tax Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Colorado Proposed Initiative 135: Shall State Taxes be Increased $114,500,000 Annually in the First Full Fiscal Year, and by Such Amounts that are Raised Thereafter, by Imposing a New Tax on Authorized Horse Racetracks' Adjusted Gross Proceeds from Limited Gaming to Increase Statewide Funding for K-12 Education, and, in Connection T Pending
Jan. 29, 2008 Florida Amendment 1: Property Tax Exemptions; Limitations on Property Tax Assessments Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 3: Changes and Improvements Not Affecting the Assessed Value of Residential Real Property Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 8: Local Option Community College Funding Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 4: Property Tax Exemption of Perpetually Conserved Land; Classification and Assessment of Land Used for Conservation Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Florida Constitutional Amendment 2: Homestead Ad Valorem Tax Credit for Deployed Military Personnel Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (10): Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (3): State Revenue Limitation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (4): Property Tax Limitations; Property Value Decline; Reduction for Nonhomestead Assessment Increases; Delay of Scheduled Repeal Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (9): Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (11): Additional Homestead Exemption; Low-Income Seniors Who Maintain Long-Term Residency on Property; Equal to Assessed Value Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (2): Veteran's Property Tax Discount Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Florida Amendment 1: Water and Land Conservation - Dedicates Funds to Acquire and Restore Florida Conservation and Recreation Lands Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Georgia Amendment 2: To authorize local school districts to use tax funds for community redevelopment purposes. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Georgia State-Wide Referendum Question A: Provides for Inventory of Businesses to Be Exempt from State Property Tax Passed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Atlanta Regional District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Central Savannah River Area District Passed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Coastal Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Georgia Mountains District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Heart of Georgia Altamaha District Passed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Middle Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Northeast Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Northwest Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - River Valley District Passed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Southern Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Southwest Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Three Rivers District Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Georgia SR 415: Taxes; Increase in State Income Tax Rate Prohibited Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 Georgia HB 788: An Act to Aamend Chapter 5 of Title 48 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated Pending
Nov. 2, 2010 Hawaii Constitutional Amendment: Relating to the Tax Rebate Requirement Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Illinois Public Act 098-0794: Tax for Education Referendum Act Pending
Nov. 2, 2010 Indiana Public Question No. 1: Property Tax Cap Amendment Passed
Oct. 1, 2007 Louisiana Ballot Measure 4: Exempt Jewelry from Property Taxes Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 4: Increase in Severance Tax on Natural Resources to Certain Parishes Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 2: Act 541 - Natural Resource Severance Tax Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 3: Act No. 1049 - Property Tax Exemptions for Veterans with Service-Connected Disability Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 7: Act No. 540 - Bidding Process of Ad Valorem Property Tax Sales Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 4: Act No. 542 - Limitation on Property Tax Increases Failed
Oct. 22, 2011 Louisiana Act 43: Louisiana Property Tax Sales Amendment Failed
Oct. 22, 2011 Louisiana Act 423: Louisiana TOPS Scholarship Program Amendment Passed
Nov. 19, 2011 Louisiana Act 425: Louisiana Immovable Property Tax Amendment Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 6 (Act 869 - HB 497): Government Authority of New Iberia - Property Annexed By the City Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 4 (Act 875 - SB 337): Property Tax Exemption for Spouses of Deceased Veterans Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 8 (Act 871 - HB 674): Property Tax Exemption by the Board of Commerce and Industry Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Louisiana Act 432: Proposed Constitutional Amendment 9 Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 Louisiana Act 436: Proposed Constitutional Amendment 10 Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 Louisiana Act 435: Proposed Constitutional Amendment 14 Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 Louisiana Act 871: Proposed Constitutional Amendment 3 Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Massachusetts Question 1: Small Government Act to End the Income Tax Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Massachusetts Question 3: Sales and Use Tax Rates Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Massachusetts Question 1: Sales Tax on Alcoholic Beverages Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Massachusetts Question 1: Eliminating Gas Tax Indexing Pending
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 2: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Decrease the Automobile Excise Tax and Promote Energy Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 4: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Provide Tax Relief Failed
June 8, 2010 Maine Question 1: People's Veto of P.L. 2009, c. 382 "An Act To Implement Tax Relief and Tax Reform" Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-5: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Limit the Enactment of New Taxes By State Government Failed
Aug. 5, 2014 Michigan PA 80: An Act to Provide for the Levy, Assessment, and Collection of a Specific Excise Tax on the Storage,Use, or Consumption in this State of Tangible Personal Property and Certain Services; to Appropriate the Proceeds of that Tax; to Prescribe Penalties; and to Make Appropriations Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Minnesota HF 2285: Dedicated Funding for Natural Resources and Arts Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition A: Casinos and Gambling Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Missouri Proposition A: Earnings Taxes in Certain Cities Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2: Former Prisoners of War Property Tax Exemption Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 3: Real Estate Taxes Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Missouri Proposition B: Relating to Cigarette Taxes Failed
Aug. 5, 2014 Missouri HJR 68: Constitutional Amendment 7 Pending
Nov. 2, 2010 Montana Constitutional Initiative No. 105: New Property Tax Elimination Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Statutory Measure 2: Initiated Statutory Measure Relating to Individual and Corporate Income Tax Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Constitutional Measure 1: Oil Tax Trust Fund Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 North Dakota Constitutional Measure No. 1: North Dakota Legacy Fund Passed
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 2: Elimination of Property Taxes and Replacement of Lost Revenue Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 North Dakota HCR 3006: Constitutional Measure No. 2 Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Changing the Powers of Municipalities Failed
May 11, 2010 Nebraska Proposed Amendment No. 1: A constitutional amendment to authorize the use of revenue bonds to develop and lease property for use by nonprofit enterprises as determined by law. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Nebraska Proposed Amendment No. 1: Municipality Fund Sources for Economic or Industrial Development Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Hampshire Question 1: Relating to Income Taxes Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 New Jersey Public Question 1: Dedicates Annual Revenue of an Amount Equal to a Tax Rate of 1% Under the State Sales Tax for Property Tax Reform Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 New Jersey SCR 84: Constitutional Amendment Dedicating State Funds for Open Space, Farmland, and Historic Preservation, and Changing Existing Dedication for Water Programs, Underground Storage Tanks, and Hazardous Site Cleanups Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 3: Health Facility Improvement Bonds 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. 2, 2010 New Mexico Bond Question B: Academic, Public School, Tribal and Public Library Acquisitions Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 New Mexico Bond Question D: Issuance and Sale of Higher Educational and Special Schools Capital Improvement and Acquisition Bonds Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 New Mexico Bond Question C: Issuance and Sale of Public School Facility Improvement, Bus Acquisition and Public School Books and Instructional Materials Acquisition Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Bond Question C: General Obligation Bond C Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nevada Question 4: Amends the Sales and Use Tax Act of 1955 to Authorizing the Legislature to Comply with Federal Law or Interstate Agreements Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nevada Question 3: Requirements for Property and Sales Tax Exemptions Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Nevada Question No. 3: Sales and Use Tax Amendment Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Nevada Ballot Question No. 2: Senate Joint Resolution No. 15 Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 Nevada Ballot Question No. 3: The Education Initiative Pending
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 Oklahoma State Question 741: Property Tax Exemption Application Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 735: Property Tax Exemption for Injured Veterans Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 766: This Measure Would Exempt all Intangible Personal Property from Ad Valorem Property Taxation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 758: Amends Section 8B, Article 10 of State Constitution - Ad Valorem Taxation Limitation on Valuation Increases Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 56: Amends Constitution: Provides that May and November Property Tax Elections are Decided by Majority of Voters Voting Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 59: Creates an Unlimited Deduction for Federal Income Taxes on Individual Taxpayers' Oregon Income-Tax Returns Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 63: Exempts Specified Property Owners from Building Permit Failed
Jan. 26, 2010 Oregon Measure 67: Raises $10 Corporate Minimum Tax, Business Minimum Tax, Corporate Profits Tax. Provides Funds Currently Budgeted For Education, Health Care, Public Safety, Other Services Passed
Jan. 26, 2010 Oregon Measure 66: Raises Tax on Household Income At and Above $250,000 (and $125,000 for Individual Filers). Reduces Income Taxes on Unemployment Benefits in 2009. Provides Funds Currently Budgeted for Education, Health Care, Public Safety, Other Services Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 79: Amends Constitution: Prohibits Real Estate Transfer Taxes, Fees, Other Assessments, Except those Operative on December 31, 2009 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 85: Amends Constitution: Allocates Corporate Income/Excise Tax "Kicker" Refund to Additionally Fund K Through 12 Public Education Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 84: Phases Out Existing Inheritance Taxes on Large Estates, and All Taxes on Intra-Family Property Transfers Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Tennessee Constitutional Amendment No. 3: Income Tax Prohibition Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 Tennessee Constitutional Amendment No. 4: Charitable Gaming Pending
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 3: Homestead Taxes Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 5: Local Property Taxes Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 9: Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 3: Allowing State Enforcement of Uniform Property Appraisal Standards and Procedures Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 1: Authorizing City and County Financing to Buy Buffer Areas Near Military Installations Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 2: Requiring Appraisal of Residence Homesteads Based Solely on their Homestead Value Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Texas Propostion 1 (SJR 14): Authorizing Exemption from Ad Valorem Taxation of All or Part of the Market Value of the Residence Homestead of the Surviving Spouse of a 100 Percent or Totally Disabled Veteran Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Texas Proposition 5: Authorizing the Legislature to Allow Cities or Counties to Enter into Interlocal Contracts with Other Cities or Counties Without the Imposition of a Tax or the Provision of a Sinking Fund Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Texas Proposition 4 (HJR 63): Authorizing the Legislature to Permit a County to Issue Bonds or Notes to Finance the Development or Redevelopment of an Unproductive, Underdeveloped, or Blighted Area Failed
Nov. 8, 2011 Texas Proposition Number 7 (SJR 28): Permit Conservation and Reclamation Districts in El Paso County to Issue Bonds Failed
Nov. 8, 2011 Texas Proposition Number 8 (SJR 16): Providing for the Appraisal of Open-Space Land Devoted to Water-Stewardship Purposes on the Basis of its Productive Capacity Failed
Nov. 5, 2013 Texas Proposition 1: Tax Exemption on Residences of Service Members Killed in Action Amendment Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Texas Proposition 4: Disabled Veteran Residence Tax Exemption Amendment Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Utah Constitutional Amendment C: Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Water Facilities Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Utah Constitutional Amendment A: Joint Resolution on Severance Tax Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Joint Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Military Personnel Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Virginia Ballot Question 2: Property Tax Exemption for Certain Veterans Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Virginia Ballot Question 3: Revenue Stabilization Fund Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington HJR 4204: School District Tax Levies Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington Initiative Measure 960: Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 985: Initiative Measure No. 985 concerns transportation. Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Washington Initiative 1033: Initiative Measure No. 1033 concerns state, county and city revenue. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1098: Concerning Establishing a State Income Tax and Reducing Other Taxes Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1105: Concerning Liquor (Beer, Wine and Spirits) Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1100: Concerning Liquor (Beer, Wine and Spirits) Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1107: Concerns Reversing Certain 2010 Amendments to State Tax Laws Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1053: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Engrossed Senate Bill 6635: Advisory Vote No. 1 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Substitute House Bill 2590: Advisory Vote No. 2 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 502: Concerning the Legalization of Marijuana Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1185: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Washington Advisory Vote No. 4: Concerns an Aircraft Excise Tax on Commuter Air Carriers in Lieu of Property Tax Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Washington Advisory Vote No. 7: Concerns Estate Tax on Certain Property Transfers and Increased Rates for Estates Over $4,000,000 Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Washington Advisory Vote No. 3: Concerns a Leasehold Excise Tax Credit for Taxpayers Who Lease Publicly-Owned Property Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Advisory Vote No. 8: Concerns marijuana excise tax Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Advisory Vote No. 9: Concerns leasehold excise tax on tribal property Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 West Virginia Amendment No. 1: Nonprofit Youth Organization Tax Exemption Support Amendment Pending
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