Here is a list prepared by Ron Faucheux of Clarus:
Voters on November 6 will make decisions on 174 statewide ballot questions in 38 states. Here is a rundown of those worth watching Tuesday night:
-- Amendment 6: Prohibit individuals and businesses from being compelled to participate in Obamacare.
-- Issue 5: Legalize use of marijuana for medical purposes.
-- Issue 1: Impose 1/2 cent sales tax for highway construction.
Supported by state Chamber.
-- Prop. 30: Increase personal income tax on those making more than
$250,000 and impose a 1/4 cent sales tax. Sponsored by Gov. Jerry Brown.
-- Prop. 31: Government reform package to (a) establish a two-year state budget, (b) require bills before the Legislature be made public three days prior to a vote, and (c) allow the governor to make "emergency" spending cuts if the Legislature fails to act.
-- Prop. 32: Prohibit collecting voluntary union dues through payroll deductions for political purposes.
-- Prop. 34: Abolish capital punishment in California.
-- Prop. 37: Require genetically modified foods to be labeled as "genetically engineered."
-- Prop. 38: Raise income taxes with 60% of revenue dedicated to K-12 education, 30% to debt reduction, and 15% to early childhood programs. Opposed by Gov. Brown.
-- Amendment 64: Legalize and regulate marijuana for those over 21.
-- Amendment 1: Prohibit individuals and businesses from being compelled to participate in Obamacare.
-- Amendment 3: Cap amount of revenue state government can spend from taxes and fees, using a formula based on inflation and population growth.
-- Amendment 6: Prohibit the use of public funds for abortions, except for rape, incest, and mother's life in danger.
-- Props 1, 2, 3: School reform package includes phase out teacher tenure, merit pay, limit collective-bargaining rights for teachers'
-- Question 1: Allow same-sex couples to marry.
-- Question 4: Allow people in the state--including undocumented illegal immigrants--to pay in-state tuition.
-- Question 5: Uphold congressional redistricting.
-- Question 6: Allow same-sex couples to marry.
-- Question 7: Expand gambling in Maryland.
-- Question 2. Allow terminally ill patients the right to get drugs from a physician to end their life.
-- Question 3: Legalize marijuana for medical purposes.
-- Proposal 2: Grant public and private employees the constitutional right to organize and bargain collectively through labor unions.
--Proposal 3: Require utilities to obtain 25% of the electricity they sell from renewable sources (wind, solar, biomass and hydropower) by
-- Proposal 5: Require a 2/3 legislative majority, or a statewide vote of the people at a November election, to raise taxes.
-- Amendment 1: Define marriage as a union of one man and one woman.
-- Amendment 2: Require photo identification to vote.
-- Prop. B: Increase cigarette tax from 17 to 90 cents per pack.
-- Initiative 122: Prohibits federal and state government from requiring the purchase of health insurance.
-- Initiative 124: Keep or reject law that replaced a 2004 medical marijuana law with a more restrictive version.
-- Constitutional Amendment 2: Prohibits a personal income tax.
-- Measure 80: Allows cultivation and sale of marijuana to adults.
-- Measure 84: Phases out estate and inheritance taxes.
-- Measure 74: Repeal state law that legalized same-sex marriage.
-- Initiative 502: Legalize marijuana for those 21 and older.
-- Measure 1185: Reaffirming law that requires a 2/3 legislative vote to raise taxes, or receive voter approval, and that new or increased fees require majority legislative approval.
-- Amendment A: Gives citizens the right to make health care decisions and allows the state to act to "preserve these rights from undue government influence.
Clarus Research Group is a nonpartisan polling firm based in Washington, D.C., specializing in survey research for businesses, associations, nonprofits and media organizations. For more information, contact Dr. Faucheux at [email protected] or go to our website at www.ClarusRG.com.
Clarus Research Group cannot attest to the reliability or methodology of surveys that it does not conduct.
Copyright 2012 © Ronald A. Faucheux
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