Eight state measures on Washington's November 2012 ballot
OLYMPIA, Washington: A total of eight ballot measures are scheduled to appear on the State of Washington's November election ballot. Unlike past years, this year's state measures comprise of more than just Initiatives to the People and legislatively-referred constitutional amendments. Others on the ballot include Initiatives to the Legislature, veto referendums, and advisory questions.
For all of 2012, there are 185 ballot measures in 38 states on the ballot, and 173 of those are on the general election ballot in 37 states. Historically, even-numbered election years feature significantly higher measures than odd-numbered years. In 2010 alone, 184 ballot questions were certified for spots on 38 statewide ballots. In comparison, only 34 ballot measures were on the ballot in 9 states in 2011.
|ITP||Initiative 1185||Taxes||Would require either two-thirds legislative approval or a vote by the people in order to raise taxes.|
|ITP||Initiative 1240||Education||Allow 40 public charter schools in the state over five years.|
|VR||Referendum 74||Marriage||Would ask if same-sex marriage should be legalized in the state.|
|ITL||Initiative 502||Marijuana||Would legalize and regulate the sale of small amounts of marijuana to people 21 and older|
|SJR 8221||Budgets||To include the recommendations of the commission on state debt.|
|SJR 8223||Education||Provide authority to state research universities to invest funds.|
|AQ||Advisory Vote 1||Taxes||Declares an intent to improve the long-term sustainability of the state budget.|
|AQ||Advisory Vote 2||Insurance||Delays the expiration of the pollution liability insurance agency's funding.|
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