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Wisconsin Public Utility Financing Amendment, Question 4 (1932)

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The Wisconsin Public Utility Financing Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 8, 1932 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article XI, Section 3 of the constitution to allow municipalities to finance public utilities by mortgage or debt.[1]

Election results

Question 4
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 401,194 58.93%
No279,63141.07%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1933

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall Section 3 of Article XI of the constitution be amended to allow municipalities to finance public utilities by mortgaging the utility or its income instead of incurring a general indebtedness to be paid from taxes?"[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 61 & JR 74 (1929)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 14 & JR 71 (1931)[1]

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