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There are three aspects to this test: performing research on the wikis, performing research on the internet, and adding information to an established page. Upon completion of each element, add them to the section of this page called "Results." This test is timed; plan to spend approximately one hour on it in total. Note your start and finish times in the section below.
Before beginning the test you must register with Ballotpedia. Please create a user account for yourself following this naming pattern: First name, month, day. For example: Sara0317, or use the name provided to you.
Note your start and finish times here.
Start time: 5/19/13 10:05 p.m. EST
End time: 5/20/13 12:05 a.m. EST
Answer the questions below. Provide citations to your answers in proper wiki citation format. Please use pages on the wiki to find your answers.
- How many statewide measures were on the 2008 South Dakota ballot?
- How many states have a Lieutenant Governor? Which states do not?
- Who are the members of the Michigan State Senate Redistricting Committee?
- How many measures relating to Medical Marijuana were on the ballot in 1998? Which (if any) were approved?
- Who is the current representative for District 35 in the Texas House of Representatives?
Answer the questions below. Provide citations to your answers in proper wiki citation format.
- Who is on the City Council for Sun Prairie, WI? When were they elected?
- What was the decision in the case of California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court in California?
- Who sponsored HB 477 in the Utah 2011 session? What did the bill do? What is it's current status?
For the final portion of the test you must add a vote results box to either a state ballot measures or state legislative page. Vote results boxes require important wiki skills including research, proper citations, and working with templates. Guidelines for adding one to a page can be found here - state measure guidelines. Select one of the measures below, and add an "election results" section and vote results box, then link to the section you added in the "Results" section indicated below. After completing the section
cross the link you used out on this list.
Oregon Ballot Measure 4, Tax on Oleomargarine (1932)
- Oregon Ballot Measure 8, Additional Circuit Court Judges (1930)
In this section, add a link to the sub-section of the complex page you edited. Also write your answers to the research questions here in a bullet-pointed list.
My answers to the wiki research questions are below:
- Eight statewide measures appeared on the 2008 South Dakota ballot.
- Forty-eight states have Lieutenant Governors. Tennessee and West Virginia do not.
- Steven Bieda, Bert Johnson, Virgil Smith, Joe Hune, Rick Jones, Dave Hildenbrand, Jim Marleau, John Moolenaar, and John Proos are the members of the Michigan State Senate Redistricting Committee.
- Five measures on the 1998 ballot measures dealt with Medical Marijuana. Those that passed were Alaska's Measure 8, Nevada's Question 9, Oregon's Measure 67, and Washington's Initiative 692. The only measure that did not pass was Arizona's Proposition 300, which would have made the use of medical marijuana without Federal Drug Administration approval prohibited.
- Oscar Longoria is the current representative for District 35 in the Texas House of Representatives.
My answers to the Internet research questions are below:
- Russell Fassbender, Hariah Hutkowski, Jonathan Freund, Andrea Gage, Zachary Weber, Al Hoffman, Dave Carlson, Mary Polenske and John Murray, who is also mayor, are on the City Council for Sun Prairie, WI. They were all most recently elected between 2011 and 2013.
- The decision in the case of California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court in California allowed the Fresno Association, an auxiliary corporation affiliated with California State University, Fresno, to keep the names of donors to a new multi-purpose area on campus private, but denied the university's petition to do the same.
- John Dougall sponsored HB 477 in Utah's 2011 general session. The bill provided a series of amendments to the existing Government Records Access Management Act and other laws relating to government records in Utah. The bill passed in both chambers of the state legislature and was signed into law by Governor Gary R. Herbert on March 8, 2011.
I have created a vote results box for the Oregon Ballot Measure 4, Tax on Oleomargarine (1932) page.