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Ballot Measure Results Recap

Ian Scott on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 12:00:55 pm

If you’re like me then you were a little bleary-eyed this morning from staying up too late watching returns from the west coast.  And if you were up late watching election coverage, you may also be suffering from acute pundit analysis overload.  So rather than hold forth on the implications of Rubio’s win or Strickland’s loss, I’d like to share an article from our friend Pam Prah at Stateline.

In an article posted this morning - Sweeping statewide tax proposals nixed – Prah recaps significant results from the 160 statewide ballot measures that were decided yesterday. 

No discernable trend emerged among the dozens of measures with major tax and fiscal implications.  Colorado and Massachusetts rejected major tax cuts while Washington voters rejected a measure what would have implemented the state’s first income tax.  Arizona decided not to raid land conversation and early childhood education funds to close their budget gap, while Californians made it easier on their legislators to pass a budget.  Prah summed it up writing, “Voters approved measures that could both help and hurt their states' bottom lines.”

Read the full article - Sweeping statewide tax proposals nixed

For more info check out Stateline’s Guide to Major Ballot Races.

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