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1988
1986

Maine

See also: Maine 1987 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Nuclear Allows the continuation of high-waste nuclear plants in the state Approveda
BI Question 2 Environment Issues $8 million in bonds to clean up and close solid waste landfills Approveda
BI Question 3 Utilities Issues $8.3 million in bonds for the construction of sewage treatment facilities Approveda
BI Question 4 Development Issues $6 million in bonds to and creates Maine Job Development Fund Defeatedd
BI Question 5 Education Issues $3.1 million in bonds for pier reconstruction at the Maine Maritime Academy Defeatedd
BI Question 6 Environment Issues $3 million in bonds for the removal of oil storage tanks and the related ground water restoration Approveda
BI Question 7 Bonds Issues $8 million in bonds for capital repairs, improvements to state facilities and asbestos from state facilities Defeatedd
BI Question 8 Education Issues $5 million in bonds for the acquisition of buses for public schools Approveda
BI Question 9 Transportation Issues $26.5 million in bonds for highway, bridge and airport improvements and to reduce ground water pollution Defeatedd
BI Question 10 Forests & Parks Issues $35 million in bonds over four years for the purchase of public land access Approveda
BI Question 11 Bonds Issues $6 million in bonds for the detection and removal of asbestos hazards in state facilities and public schools Approveda
LRCA Question 12 Firearms Clarifies the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms Approveda
LRCA Question 13 Legislatures Requires candidates for the state legislature to reside in the district for which they are campaigning Approveda

Missouri

See also: Missouri 1987 ballot measures

April 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Proposition A Taxes Enacts a $0.04 tax to provide for road and bridge improvements Approveda

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 1987 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Public Question 1
Public Question 2
Public Question 3
Public Question 4
Public Question 5
Public Question 6

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1987 ballot measures

March 18
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Taxes Makes July 1 effective date for appropriation measures and tax measures Approveda
LRSS Measure 2 Taxes Increases individual income tax rate; Requires withholding of state income taxes from employee's wages Approveda

Ohio

See also: Ohio 1987 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Education Requires proceeds from state lottery to be used for education Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Taxes Permits state to finance or assist local governments with infrastructure improvements Approveda
CICA Issue 3 Judiciary Ends the direct election of justices and judges of the state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Defeatedd

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1987 ballot measures

May 19
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Measure 1 Nuclear Directs the state to continue challenging the federal selection process for high-level nuclear waste repositories and to seek a greater state role in the process Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Taxes Authorizes school districts to levy property taxes for operations no greater than the amount levied in the prior year, without additional voter approval, and requires school boards to rework district budgets upon lack of sufficient funds Approveda

Texas

See also: Texas 1987 ballot measures

Regular Session:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 State spending Establish a self-insurance pool for grain storage facilities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Taxes Raise the maximum property tax rate that may be adopted by rural fire prevention districts Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes Limit school tax increases on the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of an elderly person Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 State spending Legislature authorized to provide assistance to encourage economic development Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Bonds Guarantee bonds issued by the Texas Turnpike Authority Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 6 State spending State financing of the development and production of Texas products and businesses Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 7 Bonds Bonds to finance certain local public facilities Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 8 Bonds Bonds for projects relating to corrections facilities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Admin of gov't State legislators can simultaneously serve in other state offices; rules governing compensation Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 10 Taxes Property tax exemption for property that is only located temporarily in the state Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 11 Taxes Define types of personal property the legislature can exempt from property taxes Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Property rights Permit spouses to hold community property with right of survivorship Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Admin of gov't Allow for the creation and establishment of special districts to provide emergency services Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Judicial reform Give the state a limited right to appeal in criminal cases Approveda
LRCA Proposition 15 Admin of Gov't Abolish the office of county treasurer in 3 counties Approveda
LRCA Proposition 17 Admin of Gov't Define the governmental and proprietary functions of a municipality. Approveda
LRCA Proposition 18 Law Enforcement Create, operate and finance jail districts. Approveda
LRCA Proposition 19 Bonds Bonds to fund undertakings related to a scientific research facility Approveda
LRCA Proposition 20 Taxes Property tax relief for offshore drilling equipment that is not in use Approveda
LRCA Proposition 21 Admin of gov't Rules for membership of state agencies and committees Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 22 Spending Limit governor's authority to fill vacancies in state and district offices at end of the governor's term. Approveda
LRCA Proposition 23 Bonds $400 million of Texas Water Development Bonds Approveda
LRCA Proposition 24 Admin of gov't Permit a county to perform work, without compensation, for another governmental entity. Defeatedd

Special Session:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Spending Clairfying use of federal reimbursement of state highway dedicated funds Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Spending Permanent university fund, school fund, and retirement systems in the Texas Growth Fund Approveda
LRCA Proposition 16 Judiciary Certain justice of the peace precincts may contain more than one justice of the peace court Approveda
LRCA Proposition 25 Healthcare Authorize Amarillo Hospital District to serve residents of Randall County Approveda

Washington

See also: Washington 1987 ballot measures

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum Bill 41 Fed Con Allows the state to challenge the authority of the Federal Reserve in court Defeatedd
ITL Initiative 92 Health Care Prohibits physicians from charging Medicare patients more than federally defined charges Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 8207 Judiciary Grants retired Superior Court judges the ability to handle cases in which the judge made discretionary rulings before retirement Approveda
LRCA SJR 8212 Gov't Finances Removes constitutional ban on investing public land funds in stocks and private lending Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 4212 Legislature Extends the length of terms for legislative representatives Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 4220 Education Levies a property tax for the construction of schools Defeatedd

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1987 ballot measures

April 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gambling Permits pari-mutuel on-track betting in the state Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Gambling Allows the state to create and operate a lottery Approveda