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1985 ballot measures

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1986
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Alabama

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Maine

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Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Civil Service State legislatures Lawmakers could be appointed to civil office as long as they resign from the Legislature. Defeatedd


IndISS Nuclear Waste Environment Plan to dump low-level radioactive waste in the state would have to be subjected to a statewide vote. Approveda


LRCA Sheriffs Elections Extended the tenure for sheriffs from 2 years to 4 years Approveda


New Jersey

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Type Title Subject Description Result
Question 1
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Question 3
Question 4
Question 5
Question 6
Question 7

Ohio

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November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Allows the state to issue bonds to finance coal research Approveda


Oregon

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September 17
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Taxes Instates a five percent sales tax to fund educational institutions, reduces income, property and timber taxes and prohibits local sales taxes Defeatedd


Texas

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Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Bonds Funds for water projects Approveda


LRCA Proposition 2 Bonds Aricultural water conservation bonds Approveda


LRCA Proposition 3 Spending Relocation or replacement of water laterals on private property Approveda


LRCA Proposition 4 Spending Use of proceeds from the sale of land dedicated to the permanent school fund Approveda


LRCA Proposition 5 Healthcare Regulate the provision of health care by hospital districts Approveda


LRCA Proposition 6 Law enforcement Permit state prisoners to be placed in penal facilities of another state Approveda


LRCA Proposition 7 Gov't accountability Divide Chambers County into precincts Approveda


LRCA Proposition 8 Bonds // Veterans $500 million in bonds for the veterans' housing program Approveda


LRCA Proposition 9 Spending Prior approval of expenditure or emergency transfer of state appropriations Approveda


LRCA Proposition 10 Bonds Bonds for the purchase of farm and ranch land. Approveda


LRCA Proposition 11 Judiciary The manner in which a person is charged with a criminal offense. Approveda


LRCA Proposition 12 Judiciary Supreme Court of Texas has jurisdiction to answer questions of state law from a federal court Approveda


LRCA Proposition 13 Judiciary Reapportionment of the state's judicial districts Approveda


LRCA Proposition 14 Admin of gov't Abolish the office of county treasurer in two counties and county surveyor in six counties Approveda


Washington

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November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 12 Gov't Finances Permits public workers compensation funds to be invested in any manner authorized by law Approveda


LRCA HJR 22 Elections Eliminates voter turnout requirements on voter approval of public school excess property tax levies Defeatedd


LRCA HJR 23 Development Permits local governments to finance development projects through resulting increased tax revenues Defeatedd


LRCA HJR 42 Agriculture Allows agricultural trade commissions to engage in promotional hosting to develop agricultural trade Approveda