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Thread: Any Referendum or Public Questions on your ballot this year ?

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    Cyburbian mgk920's avatar
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    No refernda on my ballot this time around here in my precinct in the City of Appleton.



    I'm not sure about the rest of the city, though, as Appleton covers parts of three counties and five school districts. (Ya just gotta love Wisconsin's gross overabundance of local government!)



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    KS wants to change the way pleasure boats are assessed and taxed; to be competitive with neighbor states. The damned proposal is 3 screens long!

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    Quote Originally posted by mike gurnee View post
    KS wants to change the way pleasure boats are assessed and taxed; to be competitive with neighbor states. The damned proposal is 3 screens long!
    Can't imagine they sell many boats like that in Kansas. I know Florida and Texas were racing to the bottom on taxing those things but at least they're not landlocked.

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    In Ohio we have an interesting ballot issue - Whether or not to have a Constitutional Convention. It turns out we are required every 20 years to put the question on the ballot.

    As someone who believes we need a national constitutional convention, I might have voted yes. My guess is that it will be voted down 70% to 30%.

    We also have a second issue that deals with redistricting. Our state GOP gamed the system enough this year to make the Democratic party put this issue up. The gist of it is that a bipartisan commission will decide every 10 years how the gerrymandering will go instead of the legislature... not sure I trust anyone to do it unbiasedly...
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    We also have a second issue that deals with redistricting. Our state GOP gamed the system enough this year to make the Democratic party put this issue up. The gist of it is that a bipartisan commission will decide every 10 years how the gerrymandering will go instead of the legislature... not sure I trust anyone to do it unbiasedly...
    California just did something like this and now Republicans are expecting to get killed this year as a result. Republicans didn't feel the commission was bipartisan enough but that's unsurprising when the state is solid blue.

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    Kentucky is voting on a constitutional amendment to guarentee the right to hunt and fish. Not that either was in danger.
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    Quote Originally posted by Coragus View post
    Kentucky is voting on a constitutional amendment to guarentee the right to hunt and fish. Not that either was in danger.
    Right to hunt wildlife? Or politicians?

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    Quote Originally posted by Bubba View post
    Two state level amendments to the constitution - one to allow a state panel to approve charter schools (right now only local school boards can - a previous state panel was shut down by the courts as unconstitutional), and another to allow the state to enter into multi-year lease deals for real property (right now they can only rent/lease on a year-to-year basis). I'm skipping the charter school one (don't have any kids), voting yes on the lease one.
    Charter School amendment passed 58 - 42.

    Multi-year lease amendment passed 64 - 36. Who the hell are the 36% that would vote against the state being able to save money (you know, their tax dollars)?
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    So proud of Maine, Maryland, and most likely Washington and Minnesota.

    I am glad that LGBT rights are going to become the norm. I hope that with the loss that the GOP reevaluates their position on social issues, so they can again be relevant when it comes to social change.

    Interesting that Colorado will be a legal pot state now....
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    We had a bunch of constitutional changes at the state level. It was amazing how both liberals and conservatives both said no. Our City also changed the law to allow for the possession of a small amount of pot to only result in a $25 civil infraction ticket. While I voted for it, I still don't understand how it works with the Fed's classifying it as a Narc.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Interesting that Colorado will be a legal pot state now....
    Same with WA.

    The CO Gov. last night said something to the effect of "don't break out the cheetos or goldfish too quickly"

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    Local stadium public funding initiative failed in Wilmington NC last night as I thought it would. I said two weeks ago 4 to 1 it would fail. Ultimately final tally was 70% - 30% fail. This is not the right economic time to borrow over $30M for a private stadium.
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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    Florida has 11 constitutional amendments on the ballot. Each requires a 60% majority to pass.
    This demonstrates to me that the Tallahassee elected officials are not doing their jobs.
    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    I think my mom said she voting NO on all of them. I heard they tried to put cute titles on them to make them sound like a good thing and slipped in some crap too. Gov. Scott and the boys strikes again
    Florida rejected 8 of the 11 state constitutional amendments
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    Dallas approved 3 bond initiatives worth +/-$642M.
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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    Local stadium public funding initiative failed in Wilmington NC last night as I thought it would. I said two weeks ago 4 to 1 it would fail. Ultimately final tally was 70% - 30% fail. This is not the right economic time to borrow over $30M for a private stadium.
    Yay!

    Quote Originally posted by Random Traffic Guy View post
    Petition-driven city charter change to make the mayor a directly elected position, rather than selected from among the elected councilmen in a closed-door meeting.
    This passed with 75%.

    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    Same with WA.
    The CO Gov. last night said something to the effect of "don't break out the cheetos or goldfish too quickly"
    I was laughing about this, based on the last 4 years the people voting for pot and Obama will be getting busted by Obama's DEA pretty soon

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