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Government Budget and Spending

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Alaska Bonding Proposition B: State General Obligation Library, Education, and Educational Research Facility Bonds, $397,200,000 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Alaska Bonding Proposition A: State Guaranteed Veterans Residential Mortgage Bonds, $600,000,000 Passed
June 1, 2007 Alabama Amendment 1: Capital Improvement Trust Fund Bonds Passed
June 1, 2007 Alabama Amendment 2: Funds for Health Care Costs Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Alabama Rainy Day Amendment 1 Passed
Sept. 18, 2012 Alabama 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
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 2: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 2 Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Alabama SB 260: Bonding Authority Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 Alabama SB 7: Unfunded Mandates for City or County Board of Education Pending
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
Nov. 2, 2010 Arizona Proposition 302: Referred to the People by the Legislature Relating to Early Childhood Development and Health Programs Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arizona Proposition 301: Referred to the People by the Legislature Relating to the Land Conservation Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 204: Proposed by Initiative Petition Relating to Taxation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 118: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Establishment of Permanent Funds Passed
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
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1B: Education Funding. Payment Plan. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1F: Elected Officials' Salaries. Prevents Pay Increases During Budget Deficit Years. Passed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1C: Lottery Modernization Act. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1E: Mental Health Services Funding. Temporary Reallocation. Helps Balance State Budget. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1A: Stabilizes State Budget. Reforms California Budget Process. Limits State Spending. Increases "Rainy Day" Budget Stabilization Fund. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 25: Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to Pass Budget and Budget-Related Legislation from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority. Retains Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Taxes. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 22: Prohibits the State from Borrowing or Taking Funds Used for Transportation, Redevelopment, or Local Government Projects and Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
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 31: State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 34: Death Penalty. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 2: State Budget. Budget Stabilization Account. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Pending
Nov. 2, 2010 Colorado Amendment 61: Limits on State and Local Government Borrowing Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Florida Advisory Referendum 1: Balancing the Federal Budget. - A Nonbinding Referendum Calling for an Amendment to the United States Constitution. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (3): State Revenue Limitation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (6): Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions/Construction of Rights Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Georgia Constitutional Amendment 4: Allows the State to Execute Multiyear Contracts for Projects to Improve Energy Efficiency and Conservation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Georgia Amendment 1: Georgia Charter Schools Amendment Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Georgia Amendment 2: Authorizing Certain State Agencies to Enter into Multiyear Rental Agreements Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Hawaii Constitutional Amendment: Relating to the Tax Rebate Requirement Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Iowa Measure 1: Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Idaho H.J.R. 4: Hospital Debt Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Idaho H.J.R. 7: Municipal Electric Debt Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho 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
Oct. 1, 2007 Louisiana Ballot Measure 1: Salaries for Law Enforcement and Fire Protection Officers Passed
Oct. 1, 2007 Louisiana Ballot Measure 2: Supplement Police Officer Pay Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 1: Act 539 - Louisiana Officials Salary Increase Passed
Oct. 22, 2011 Louisiana Act 424: Louisiana Budget Stabilization Fund Amendment Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Louisiana Act 434: Proposed Constitutional Amendment 8 Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 Louisiana Act 438: Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2 Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 Louisiana Act 439: Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1 Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Maryland HB 4: Video Lottery Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 7: Gaming Expansion Referendum Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Maine Question 2 - Bond Issue: Economic Development Bonds Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Maine Question 3 - Bond Issue: Education Facility Bonds Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Maine Question 4 - Bond Issue: Land Conservation Bonds Passed
June 10, 2008 Maine Bond Question: Bond Issue for Natural Resource, Agricultural and Transportation Infrastructure Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 4: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Provide Tax Relief Failed
June 8, 2010 Maine Question 4: Bond Issue - Communities for Maine's Future Program Passed
June 8, 2010 Maine Question 2: Bond Issue - Wind Energy Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Maine Question 2: Bond Issue - Dental Care Access Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Maine Question 3: Bond Issue - Land Conservation, Working Waterfront Preservation and State Park Preservation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 2: Bond Issue - Higher Education Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 3: Bond Issue - Land and Conservation Easements Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-1: A Referendum On Public Act 4 of 2011 - The Emergency Manager Law Failed
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. 2, 2010 Missouri Proposition A: Earnings Taxes in Certain Cities Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Missouri HJR 72: Constitutional Amendment 10 Pending
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. 2, 2010 Montana Initiative No. 161: Hunter Access Program Funding Passed
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. 3: Government Prohibited from Burdening the Exercise of Religious Liberty 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
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 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 4: Constitutional Amendment to Change Annual Legislative Salaries to Twenty-Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars Failed
Nov. 1, 2007 New Jersey Public Question 3: Green Acres, Farmland, Blue Acres, and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2007 Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 New Jersey Public Question 2: Stem Cell Research Bond Issue Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Jersey Public Question 1: Voters to Approve State Authority Bonds Payable from State Appropriations Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 New Jersey Public Question: Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Jersey Public Question 1: Building Our Future Bond Act Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Jersey Public Questions No. 2: Constitutional Amendment Allowing Contributions to Be Taken Fom Justices' and Judges' Salaries for Their Employee Benefits 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 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. 2, 2010 New Mexico Bond Question A: Senior Citizen Facility Improvements, Construction and Equipment Acquisition Projects Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Bond Question B: General Obligation Bond B Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Bond Question C: General Obligation Bond C Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Bond Question A: General Obligation Bond A Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 New Mexico HJR 16: A Joint Resolution Proposing to Amend Article 12, Section 7 of the Constitution of New Mexico to Preserve the Land Grant Permanent Funds by Increasing the Duty of Care, Removing the Restrictions on the Type of Investment that May be Made and Increasing the Threshhold Amount for Additional Distributi Pending
Nov. 2, 2010 Nevada Question No. 3: Sales and Use Tax Amendment Failed
Nov. 5, 2013 New York Proposal 3: Exclusion of Indebtedness Contracted for Sewage Facilities 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. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 1: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Authorize the State to Issue Bonds to Provide Compensation to Veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts Passed
May 4, 2010 Ohio Issue 1: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: To Extend The Ohio Third Frontier Program By Authorizing The Issuance Of Additional General Obligation Bonds To Promote Economic Growth Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oklahoma State Question No. 744: Amount of Money the State Provides to Support Common Schools Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oklahoma State Question No. 757: Constitutional Reserve Fund Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oklahoma State Question No. 754: Providing the Legislature Shall not Be Required to Make Expenditures for Any Function of Government Using a Predetermined Formula of Any Kind or By Reference to the Expenditure Levels of Any Other State Government or Any Other Entity Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 764: Would Allow the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to Issue Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 62: Amends Constitution: Allocates 15% of Lottery Proceeds to Public Safety Fund for Crime Prevention, Investigation, Prosecution Failed
May 18, 2010 Oregon Measure 69: Amends Constitution: Continues And Modernizes Authority For Lowest Cost Borrowing For Community Colleges And Public Universities. Passed
May 18, 2010 Oregon Measure 68: Revises Constitution: Allows State to Issue Bonds to Match Voter Approved School District Bonds for School Capital Costs. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 72: Amends Constitution: Authorizes Exception to $50,000 State Borrowing Limit for State's Real and Personal Property Projects Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 75: Authorizes Multnomah County Casino; Casino to Contribute Monthly Revenue Percentage to State for Specified Purposes Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 82: Amends Constitution: Authorizes Establishment of Privately-Owned Casinos; Mandates Percentage of Revenues Payable to Dedicated State Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 83: Authorizes Privately-Owned Wood Village Casino; Mandates Percentage Of Revenues Payable to Dedicated State Fund Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Pennsylvania Bond Question: Water and Sewer Improvements Bond Referendum Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Rhode Island State Question 2: Higher Education Facilities Bonds $78,000,000 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Rhode Island State Question 4: Open Space and Recreation Bonds $14,700,000 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Rhode Island State Question 3: Transportation Bonds $84,700,000 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 4: Veterans' Home Bond Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 3: Higher Education Facilities Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 7: Affordable Housing Bonds $25,000,000 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 5: Clean Water Finance Agency Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 6: Environmental Management Bonds $20,000,000 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Carolina Amendment 4: Capital Reserve Fund Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Carolina Amendment 3: General Reserve Fund Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment L: An Amendment to Article XIII of the South Dakota Constitution Relating to the Trust Fund Created from the Proceeds of the State Cement Enterprise Sales Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment O: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Changing the Method for Distributions from the Cement Plant Trust Fund Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Referred Law 14: An Act to Establish the Large Project Development Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Initiative Measure 15: An Initiated Measure to Increase State General Sales and Use Taxes for Additional K-12 Public Education and Medicaid Funding Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment P: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Adding Balanced Budget Requirements Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 1: Angelo State University Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 4: Bonds for Maintenance, Improvement, Repair, and Construction Projects and for the Purchase of Needed Equipment Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 2: Educational Loans to College and University Students Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 12: Highway Improvement Bonds Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 16: Sewer and Water Supply Bonds Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 5: Allowing Consolidated Boards of Equalization for Appraisal Districts Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 8: Authorizing the State to Contribute Resources to Veterans' Hospitals Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 4: Establishing the National Research University Fund Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 6: Renewing Veterans' Land Board Bond Authority for Land and Mortgage Loans Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Texas Proposition 6 (SJR 26): Amending the Constitution to Increase the Amount of Principal that is Available for Withdrawal from the Permanent School Fund Each Year Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Texas Proposition 2 (SJR 4): Providing for the Issuance of Additional General Obligation Bonds by the Texas Water Development Board Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Texas Proposition 3 (SJR 50): Providing for the Issuance of General Obligation Bonds of the State of Texas to Finance Educational Loans to Students 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. 6, 2012 Utah Constitutional Amendment A: Joint Resolution on Severance Tax Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Virginia Ballot Question 3: Revenue Stabilization Fund Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington SJR 8206: Establishment of a Budget Stabilization Account Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington HJR 4215: Investment of Higher Education Permanent Funds 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 Referendum Bill 52: Concerning Authorizing and Funding Bonds for Energy Efficiency Projects in Schools Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8225: Concerns the Limitation on State Debt Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Washington Initiative Measure 1125: Concerning State Expenditures on Transportation Failed
Nov. 8, 2011 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8206: Concerning the Budget Stabilization Account Maintained in the State Treasury Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1240: Concerning the Creation of a Public Charter School System 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 Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution 8221: Concerning Implementing the Commission on State Debt Recommendations Regarding Washington's Debt Limit Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8223: Concerning Investments by the University of Washington and Washington State University Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1185: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
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