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Education

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. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Alabama Rainy Day Amendment 1 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Alabama Statewide Amendment 2: Special County Educational Tax Amendment Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 4: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 4 Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Alabama : Statewide Amendment 4 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arizona Proposition 302: Referred to the People by the Legislature Relating to Early Childhood Development and Health Programs Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 38: Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 55: The California Children's Education and Health Care Protection Act of 2016 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 51: School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statutory Amendment. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 59: Education Funding and TABOR Rebates Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (3): State Revenue Limitation Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Hawaii Constitutional Amendment: Relating to the Board of Education Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Hawaii SB 1084: Relating to Early Childhood Education Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 7: Gaming Expansion Referendum Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Maine Question 4: An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Provide Funds for a Public-private Partnership for a New Science Facility at the Maine Maritime Academy Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 North Dakota : Initiated Statutory Measure 8 Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 2: Library Acquisition Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 1: School Board Membership and Elections Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 4: School Elections Held with Non-partisan Elections Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 New Mexico Bond Question B: Academic, Public School, Tribal and Public Library Acquisitions Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 1: A Joint Resolution Proposing to Amend Article 7, Section 1 of the Constitution of New Mexico to Provide that School Elections Shall be Held at Different Times from Partisan Elections Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 5: 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 Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 New Mexico : Bond Question B Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 New Mexico Measure: Bond Question C Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Initiative Petition Number 403: State Question 779 Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 60: Teacher "Classroom Performance," Not Seniority, Determines Pay Raises; "Most Qualified" Teachers Retained, Regardless of Seniority Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 75: Authorizes Multnomah County Casino; Casino to Contribute Monthly Revenue Percentage to State for Specified Purposes Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 98: High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 9: Establishing a Right to Use and Access Public Beaches Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Texas Proposition 2: State Medical Education Board and State Medical Education Fund Elimination Amendment Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment E: Stock and Bond Subscriptions Passed
Nov. 7, 2017 Washington Engrossed House Bill 2242: Advisory Vote No. 18 Failed
 
 

Higher Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Alaska Ballot Measure Number 2: Allow Debt for Postsecondary Student Loans Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB551: Statewide 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
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
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 92: Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1B: Education Funding. Payment Plan. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 46: Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by the State Failed
Nov. 1, 2011 Colorado Proposition 103: Temporary Tax Increase for Public Education Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 8: Local Option Community College Funding Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (12): Appointment of Student Body President to Board of Governors of the State University System Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Georgia HB 788: State-wide Referendum Question A Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Idaho S.J.R. 101: University of Idaho Tuition Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 1: Term Limits for Members of Certain Boards and Commissions Passed
Oct. 22, 2011 Louisiana Act 423: Louisiana TOPS Scholarship Program Amendment Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Louisiana Act 680: Proposed Amendment Number 2 Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maryland HB 4: Video Lottery Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 4: Public Institutions of Higher Education – Tuition Rates - Exemption Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Maine Question 3 - Bond Issue: Education Facility Bonds Passed
June 8, 2010 Maine Question 2: Bond Issue - Wind Energy Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 2: Bond Issue - Higher Education Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Maine Question 2: An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Nursing Education To Enhance Economic Development Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Maine Question 5: An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in the Maine Community College System Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Missouri Proposition B: Relating to Cigarette Taxes Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Referendum 118: 6-Mill Levy for Support of the Montana University System Passed
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Referendum Measure No. 4: Relates to the University of North Dakota Athletic Nickname and Logo Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 North Dakota HCR 3047: Constitutional Measure No. 3 Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Jersey Public Question 1: Building Our Future Bond Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 4: Higher Education and Special School Bonds Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment No. 1: Allow the Establishment of a College Scholarship Program for New Mexico Military War Veterans 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. 6, 2012 New Mexico Bond Question C: General Obligation Bond C Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 2: A Joint Resolution Proposing to Amend Article 12, Section 13 of the Constitution of New Mexico to Change the Board of Regents of Northern New Mexico State School by Filling One Regent Position with a Student Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 New Mexico : Bond Question C Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 New York Proposal Three: Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Initiative Petition Number 403: State Question 779 Failed
May 18, 2010 Oregon Measure 69: Amends Constitution: Continues And Modernizes Authority For Lowest Cost Borrowing For Community Colleges And Public Universities. Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Oregon Ballot Measure Number 86: Amends Constitution: Requires Creation of Fund for Oregonians Pursuing Post-Secondary Education, Authorizes State Indebtedness to Finance Fund Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Oregon Ballot Measure Number 87: Amends Constitution: Permits Employment of State Judges by National Guard (Military Service) and State Public Universities (Teaching) Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 95: Oregon Public University Diversification of Investments Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Rhode Island State Question 2: Higher Education Facilities Bonds $78,000,000 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 3: Higher Education Facilities Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Rhode Island Question 4: Higher Education Facilities Bonds Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Rhode Island Question 4: Leveraging Higher Education to Create 21st Century Jobs Bonds - $45,500,000 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment R: South Dakota Governing Technical Education Institutes Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 1: Angelo State University Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 2: Educational Loans to College and University Students Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 4: Establishing the National Research University Fund 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. 1, 2007 Washington HJR 4215: Investment of Higher Education Permanent Funds Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Referendum Bill 52: Concerning Authorizing and Funding Bonds for Energy Efficiency Projects in Schools Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8223: Concerning Investments by the University of Washington and Washington State University Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Wyoming : Constitutional Amendment A Failed
 
 

K-12 Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 3: Alabama Madison School Taxes Amendment 3 Passed
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
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 92: Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1B: Education Funding. Payment Plan. 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. 8, 2016 California Proposition 58: California Education for a Global Economy Initiative Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 59: Education Funding and TABOR Rebates Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 50: Limited Gaming in Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek Passed
Nov. 1, 2011 Colorado Proposition 103: Temporary Tax Increase for Public Education Failed
Nov. 5, 2013 Colorado Amendment 66: Funding for Public Schools Failed
Nov. 5, 2013 Colorado Proposition AA: Colorado Marijuana Excise Tax and Sales Tax Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Colorado Amendment 68: 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 Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Colorado Proposition 104: A Change to the Colorado Revised Statutes Requiring Any Meeting of a Board of Education, or Any Meeting Between Any Representative of a School District and Any Representative of Employees, at Which a Collective Bargaining Agreement is Discussed to be Open to the Public Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Florida Constitutional Amendment 8: Revision of the Class Size Requirements For Public Schools Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Georgia Amendment 2: To authorize local school districts to use tax funds for community redevelopment purposes. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Georgia Amendment 1: Georgia Charter Schools Amendment Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Georgia Amendment 1: Opportunity School District; Allow the General Assembly to Authorize the Establishment; Provide for State Intervention for Failing Schools Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho Proposition 1: Referendum to Approve or Reject Legislation Limiting Negotiated Agreements Between Teachers and Local School Boards and Ending the Practice of Issuing Renewable Contracts Failed
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
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho Proposition 2: Referendum to Approve or Reject Legislation Providing Teacher Performance Pay Based on State-Mandated Test Scores, Student Performance, Hard-to-Fill Positions and Leadership Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Illinois Public Act 098-0794: Tax for Education Referendum Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Massachusetts Question 2: An Act to Allow Fair Access to Public Charter Schools Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maryland HB 4: Video Lottery Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 3: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Repeal the School District Consolidation Laws Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Maine Question 2: An Act To Establish The Fund to Advance Public Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education Passed
May 5, 2015 Michigan State Proposal - 15-1: Constitutional Amendment: Increase the Sales/Use Tax Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition A: Casinos and Gambling Passed
Aug. 7, 2012 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2: Religious Freedom in Public Places Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Missouri Proposition B: Relating to Cigarette Taxes Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Missouri : Constitutional Amendment 3 Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Mississippi : Alternative Measure 42A Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Mississippi : Initiative Measure 42 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 B: General Obligation Bond B Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 New Mexico : Bond Question C Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Nevada SRJ 16: Ballot Question No. 3 Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 New York Proposal Three: Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oklahoma State Question No. 744: Amount of Money the State Provides to Support Common Schools Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Initiative Petition Number 403: State Question 779 Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 58: Prohibits Teaching Public School Student In Language Other Than English for More Than Two Years Failed
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. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 85: Amends Constitution: Allocates Corporate Income/Excise Tax "Kicker" Refund to Additionally Fund K Through 12 Public Education Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 99: Act to Create the Outdoor School Education Fund to Allow All Oregon Students to Attend Outdoor School Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Referred Law 16: An Education Reform Act to Establish a Teacher Scholarship Program; Create a Program for Math and Science Teacher Bonuses; Create a Program for Teacher Merit Bonuses; Mandate a Uniform Teacher and Principal Evaluation System; and Eliminate State Requirements for Teacher Tenure 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. 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. 3, 2015 Texas SJR 1: Proposition 1 Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Utah Citizens' Referendum 1: Education Vouchers Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution -- Changes to School Funds Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington HJR 4204: School District Tax Levies Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1240: Concerning the Creation of a Public Charter School System Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Initiative Measure No. 1351: Concerns K-12 education Passed
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