By Josh Altic
With 217 measures on the ballots throughout cites, counties and school district across Colorado, Florida, Missouri and Wisconsin, local voters are all set to make big changes in their communities on issues ranging from term limits and salaries of local officials and school bonds and taxes to corporate free speech and prohibiting nuclear weapon production financing.
Throughout Missouri and Wisconsin there are 78 bond measures requesting a total of $941,768,000 in bond money, $852,970,000 of which is being requested by local school districts. Also in Missouri, Kansas City voters have the chance to prohibit the city government from financing or offering any incentives to the Honeywell nuclear weapon plant, which provides 80% of the components for U.S. nuclear weapon production.
In Colorado, there is an effort to increase the salaries of city commissioners in the City of Colorado Springs. This is, according to supporters of the measure, the only way to get young and low-income people to become active in government and thus provide proper representation of the residents.
And in Wisconsin, two cities join the growing movement of local voters requesting country-wide limitations of corporate free speech and campaign donation rights through a constitutional amendment.
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Below is a break down of the April 2, 2013 elections in each state.