Five questions most likely to appear on Massachusetts 2010 ballot

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December 3, 2009

BOSTON, Massachusetts: Ballot measure leaders had until November 18, 2009 to turn in at least 66,593 signatures from registered voters to local city and town clerks in the state in order for their proposals to be placed on the 2010 ballot. Of the many proposed ballot measures slated for the upcoming year, only five were solidified by Secretary of State William Galvin.[1]

The five questions to appear on the statewide ballot in 2010 are as follows:

Type Title Subject Description
VR No Sales Tax for Alcohol Initiative Taxes Sales tax eliminated for alcohol sales in the state
IndISS Sales Tax Relief Act Taxes Roll 6.25% sales tax back to 5%, 4%, 3% or 2.5%
IndISS Expand Charter School Options Education Remove limits on number of charter schools, their funding, and enrollment.
IndISS Limit Carbon Dioxide Emissions Environment Biomass renewable energy sources to emit at most 250 pounds of CO2
IndISS Excessive Carbon Dioxide Projects Initiative Environment Disqualify energy sources that emit at most 250 pounds of CO2

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