Ballot Measures

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Abortion and Reproductive

Agriculture and Food

Business and Consumers

Campaign Finance and Elections

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights


Date State Title Outcome
10/22 LA Act 424: Louisiana Budget Stabilization Fund Amendment Failed 10/22 LA Act 422: Louisiana Public Retirement System Amendment Passed 10/22 LA Act 423: Louisiana TOPS Scholarship Program Amendment Passed 11/19 LA Act 425: Louisiana Immovable Property Tax Amendment Passed 11/08 ME Question 4: Constitutional Amendment - Relating Changes in Redistricting Passed 11/08 MS Initiative #31: Eminent Domain Passed 11/08 NJ Public Question Number 1: Constitutional Amendment Authorizing Legislature by Law to Allow Wagering on Sports Events at Atlantic City Casinos and at Horse Racetracks Passed 11/08 OH Issue 3: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Ohio Health Care Amendment Passed 11/08 OH Issue 1: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: To Raise the Maximum Age an Individual Can Occupy Judicial Office from 70 to 76 Failed 11/08 TX 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 11/08 TX 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 11/08 TX Proposition Number 9 (SJR 9): Authorizing the Governor to Grant a Pardon to a Person Who Successfully Completes a Term of Deferred Adjudication Community Supervision Passed 11/08 TX 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 11/08 TX 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 11/08 TX Proposition Number 10 (SJR 37): Extending the Length of the Unexpired Term that Causes the Automatic Resignation of Certain Local Elected Officeholders Passed 11/08 TX Proposition Number 7 (SJR 28): Permit Conservation and Reclamation Districts in El Paso County to Issue Bonds Failed 11/08 TX 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 11/08 TX Proposition 2 (SJR 4): Providing for the Issuance of Additional General Obligation Bonds by the Texas Water Development Board Passed 11/08 TX Proposition 3 (SJR 50): Providing for the Issuance of General Obligation Bonds of the State of Texas to Finance Educational Loans to Students Passed 11/08 WA Senate Joint Resolution 8206: Concerning the Budget Stabilization Account Maintained in the State Treasury Passed 11/08 WA Senate Joint Resolution 8205: Concerning the Length of Time a Voter Must Reside in Washington to Vote for President and Vice President Passed


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Food Processing and Sales

Gambling and Gaming

Government Budget and Spending

Government Operations

Health and Health Care

Health Insurance

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Housing and Property


Judicial Branch

K-12 Education

Labor Unions

Legislative Branch

Natural Resources and Energy

Senior Citizens




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