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Tuesday Count and 2014 Scorecard

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Fifty-one ballot questions are certified for spots on twenty statewide ballots in 2014, as of January 7, 2014. Proposed measures can be found here.

Historically, even-numbered years feature a significant increase in the quantity of ballot measures over odd-numbered years. Though 2012 featured a full 188 questions on the ballot, that is actually lower than the 194 average for even-numbered years since 2000. It remains to be seen whether or not 2014 will continue this downward trend since the 2006 high point of 226. The probability of that happening partly depends on the success of various legislation and proposed constitutional amendments which would make it harder to place measures on the ballot.

Initiatives that have already filed signatures and are pending certification can be found here.

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By state


Alabama 2014 ballot measures

July 15:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Cotton Producer Assessment Refund Amendment Business Ends the assessment refund for cotton producers who do not participate in the assessment program

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA American and Alabama Laws for Alabama Courts Amendment Judiciary Forbids state's recognition of laws violating its policies
LRCA Board of Education Expenditure Increase Amendment Gov't Finance Requires a two-thirds by a city or county board of education to increase local expenditure by $50,000 or more
LRCA Franklin County Public Services Amendment Utilities Permits the Franklin County Water Coordinating and Fire Prevention Authority to provide sewer services and broadband internet services in the county


Alaska 2014 ballot measures

August 19:

Type Title Subject Description
VR Ballot Measure 1 Taxes Repeals bill that grants tax breaks to oil companies
CISS Marijuana Legalization Measure Marijuana Decriminalizes marijuana in the state
CISS Minimum Wage Increase Initiative Minimum wage Increases the minimum wage in 2015 and 2016
CISS Bristol Bay Mining Ban Business regulation Prohibits mining projects if harmful to wild salmon in fisheries reserve


Arizona 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA SCR 1016 Federal Constitutional Issues Creates mechanism by which use of state personnel and financial resources are employed only for purposes congruent with Constitution


Arkansas 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA SJR 7 Admin. of gov't Requires legislative review and approval of changes to state agencies' administrative rules
LRCA HJR 1009 Term Limits Extends length of time state legislators can stay in office to 16 years
LRCA SJR 16 Direct democracy measures Sets threshold of ballot measures signatures required to obtain additional time for collecting signatures once proposal has been submitted to Secretary of State


California 2014 ballot propositions

June 3:

Type Title Subject Description
LRSS Proposition 41 Bonds $600 million bond to provide multifamily housing to veterans
LRCA Proposition 42 Gov't accountability Local agencies must comply with the California Public Records Act

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Rainy Day Fund State budget Increase amount of potential savings in the state 'rainy day' fund from 5% to 10% of the General Fund
LBM Water Bond Bonds $11.1 billion bond for California's water system
CISS Insurance Rate Justification Insurance Health Insurance Companies Required to Justify Their Rates to the Public
VR Indian Gaming Compacts Gambling Ratification of gaming compacts with the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and the Wiyot Tribe


Connecticut 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Early Voting Amendment Elections Allows the legislature to expand early voting


Hawaii 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA SB 1084 Education Amend Hawaii Constitution to permit the appropriation of public funds for private early childhood education programs.
LRCA SB 886 Judiciary Amend Hawaii Constitution to impose a mandatory retirement age of state judges and justices


Louisiana 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Redemption of Blighted Property Amendment Property Provides redemption period for certain property sold at tax sale
LRCA Hospital Stabilization Fund Amendment Healthcare Provides hospital stabilization formula and assessment, creates Hospital Stabilization Fund
LRCA Medical Assistance Trust Fund Amendment Healthcare Creates Medical Assistance Trust Fund, addresses fees and use of fund
LRCA Artificial Reef Development Fund Protection Amendment Budgets Protects Artificial Reef Development Fund from being used for other purposes
LRCA Tax Rebate Debate Amendment Taxes Limits when tax rebates can be altered by the legislature
LRCA Permanently Disabled Homeowners Tax Break Amendment Taxes Deletes requirement that permanently disabled homeowners certify their income annually to keep property tax rate
LRCA Disabled Veterans Homestead Exemption Correction Amendment Constitutional language Makes corrections to language of state's current homestead exemption for disabled veterans
LRCA Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Membership Amendment Admin. of gov't Adds members to the state's Wildlife and Fisheries Commission


Michigan 2014 ballot measures

August 5:

Type Title Subject Description
LRSS Public Act 408 Taxes Dedicates a portion of use tax revenue to benefit metropolitan areas throughout the state
LRSS Public Act 80 Taxes Reduces the state use tax and, in lieu, creates a community stabilization share for local governmental purposes

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
VR Wolf Hunting Referendum Hunting Overturns a law allowing the state to establish wolf hunting seasons in the Upper Peninsula


Missouri 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Amendment 1 Agriculture Guarantees farmers and ranchers the right to engage in their livelihoods, produce food for others
LRCA Amendment 2 Criminal trials Renders prior criminal acts admissible in court during child sexual abuse trials


Montana 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA State Auditor Renaming Amendment Administration of gov't Renames the position of state auditor to commissioner of securities and insurance
LRSS Late Voter Registration Revision Measure Suffrage Closes late voter registration the Friday before election day


Nevada 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
IndISS Margins Tax for Education Taxes Proposes a 2% margins tax on businesses; revenue going to education expenses
LRCA SJR 14 Courts Amends Nevada Constitution to create an intermediate appellate court
LRCA SJR 15 Taxes Amends Nevada Constitution to remove mining tax cap of 5%

New York

New York 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Independent Redistricting Amendment Redistricting Creates an independent panel to draw district lines every ten years
LRCA Electronic Bills Amendment State legislatures Allows for electronic versions of bills rather than requiring paper copies

North Carolina

North Carolina 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Criminal Defendant May Waive Jury Trial Amendment Criminal trials Amends North Carolina Constitution to allow criminal defendants to waive jury trial

North Dakota

North Dakota 2014 ballot measures

June 10:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Measure 1 Direct democracy Reduces the filing deadline for initiated petitions from 90 to 120 days before a statewide election

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Measure 1 Abortion Declares in the state constitution that life begins at conception
LRCA Measure 2 Taxes Prevents the state from imposing mortgage or deed taxes on the transfer of property
LRCA Measure 3 Education Abolishes elected State Board of Higher Education and replaces it with appointed Commission of Higher Education
LRCA Measure 4 Direct democracy Requires measures that have significant fiscal impacts on the state to be voted on at a general election


Oregon 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA SJR 1 Education Amends Oregon Constitution to create fund for Oregonians pursuing post-secondary education; authorizes debt to finance
LRCA SJR 34 Judiciary Amends Oregon Constitution so state judges can be hired by the National Guard and public universities
VR Alternative Driver Licenses Referendum Immigration Allows for a popular vote on Senate Bill 833

South Dakota

South Dakota 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
CISS Increased Minimum Wage Measure Minimum wage Raises the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 and increases it each year based on inflation
CISS Insurance Provider Measure Insurance Allows patients to choose health care provider at no cost


Tennessee 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Legislative Powers Regarding Abortion Amendment Abortion Inserts constitutional language empowering the legislature to enact, amend or repeal statues regarding abortion
LRCA Judicial Selection Amendment State judiciary Empowers the governor to appoint judges subject to confirmation by the general assembly
LRCA Income Tax Amendment Taxes Prohibits the legislature from levying or permitting any tax upon payroll or earned personal income


Texas 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Transportation Funding Amendment Transportation Diverts oil and gasoline tax revenues from state's "Rainy Day Fund" into transportation funding


Wyoming 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Constitutional Amendment A Admin of gov't Allows governor to appoint nonresidents of the state to serve as University of Wyoming trustees

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