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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


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


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


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


See also: Texas 1987 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Food & agri Establishes a grain warehouse fund to protect farmers and depositors of grain Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Taxes Raises the maximum property tax rate that may be adopted by rural fire prevention districts Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes Limits school tax increases on residence homesteads of elderly widows Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Development Authorizes the legislature to provide assistance to encourage economic development Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Bonds Guarantees bonds issued by the Texas Turnpike Authority Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 6 Gov't finances Provides for state financing of the development and production of Texas products and businesses Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 7 Bonds Issues bonds to finance certain local public facilities Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 8 Bonds Issues bonds for projects relating to corrections facilities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Admin of gov't Provides that state legislators can simultaneously serve in other state offices, but may not receive an increase in compensation Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 10 Taxes Exempts property that is located temporarily in the state from taxes Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 11 Taxes Defines types of personal property the legislature can exempt from property taxes Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Property Permits spouses to hold community property with right of survivorship Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Admin of gov't Creates special districts to provide emergency services Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Criminal trials Gives the state a limited right to appeal in criminal cases Approveda
LRCA Proposition 15 Local gov't Abolishes the office of county treasurer in 3 counties Approveda
LRCA Proposition 16 Judiciary Provides that certain justice of the peace precincts may contain more than one justice of the peace court Approveda
LRCA Proposition 17 Local gov't Defines the governmental and proprietary functions of a municipality Approveda
LRCA Proposition 18 Prisons Creates, operates and finances jail districts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 19 Bonds Issues bonds to fund undertakings related to a scientific research facility Approveda
LRCA Proposition 20 Taxes Provides property tax relief for offshore drilling equipment that is not in use Approveda
LRCA Proposition 21 Admin of gov't Allows members of the legislature to participate in state agencies and committees Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 22 State exec Limits the governor's authority to fill vacancies at the end of the governor's term Approveda
LRCA Proposition 23 Bonds Issues additional Texas Water Development Bonds for water related projects Approveda
LRCA Proposition 24 Admin of gov't Permits a county to perform work, without compensation, for another governmental entity Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 25 Healthcare Authorizes Amarillo Hospital District to serve residents of Randall County Approveda


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


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