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Wisconsin Sales Tax for Veterans Bonus Referendum, Question 2 (1948)

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The Sales Tax for Veterans Bonus Referendum was a Wisconsin referendum / advisory question on the November 2, 1948 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.

This referendum sought to the people's opinion on whether the legislature should create a 3% retail sales tax to raise up to $200 million for WWII veterans bonuses.[1]

Election results

Question 2
Defeatedd No825,99076.16%
Yes 258,497 23.84%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1950

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall the legislature enact a 3 per cent retail sales tax to raise a total sum not to exceed $200,000,000 to be used to finance a bonus for veterans of World War II?"[2]

Path to the ballot

  • Legislative Approval: SJR 58 & JR 62 (1947)[1]

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