Alabama ballot news archive

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Six constitutional amendments on November 2008 ballot

The Alabama State Legislature has approved six statewide ballot measures for the November 4, 2008 ballot.

They are:

County officials want road measure on ballot

"Alabama's county commissioners want a road and bridge constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would compete with Gov. Bob Riley's industrial development amendment. Sonny Brasfield, a spokesman for the Association of County Commissions of Alabama, said commissioners seek a constitutional amendment in the upcoming legislative session asking voters to authorize the use of the Alabama Trust Fund for road repair. ...more (dead link)

Volkswagen incentives measure?

"A special session of the Alabama Legislature is likely in late July if German carmaker Volkswagen decides to build its vehicle assembly plant in the state. House Speaker Seth Hammett said Gov. Bob Riley told him a special session would be needed to approve an incentives package for Europe's largest automaker, which is considering several U.S. plant locations, including Limestone County. The legislature would have to vote to put the package on the November ballot no later than August 4....[1]

Voters defeat pay-as-you-go

On June 4, Baldwin County voters in an anti-tax mood slammed the brakes on the Pay-As-You-Go road-improvement plan Tuesday. The constitutional amendment and accompanying spending plan were rejected by about 70 percent of voters, according to final but unofficial election results. Meanwhile, another amendment on the ballot designed to give Baldwin seniors a property tax break passed overwhelmingly, winning about 82 percent of votes cast...[2]

Smoking ban on ballot in Fort Payne

"A series of questions regarding banning smoking in public places in Fort Payne is expected to be on the municipal election ballot on Aug. 26, according to City Clerk Jim McGee. But the question remains as to what those questions will be. McGee said the Fort Payne City Council is expected to develop the questions at an upcoming meeting. ...[3]