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Ballot Measures

2008 Ballot Measures

 
 

Budget, Spending and Taxes

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Rhode Island Question 1: Transportation Bonds Passed
 
 

Government Budget and Spending

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
 
 

Taxes

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 3: Alabama Madison School Taxes Amendment 3 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
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
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. 4, 2008 Georgia Amendment 2: To authorize local school districts to use tax funds for community redevelopment purposes. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 4: Increase in Severance Tax on Natural Resources to Certain Parishes Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Massachusetts Question 1: Small Government Act to End the Income Tax Failed
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. 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. 4, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Changing the Powers of Municipalities Failed
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. 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. 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. 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
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 985: Initiative Measure No. 985 concerns transportation. Failed
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