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'''One statewide ballot proposition''' was on the [[2008 ballot measures|November 4, 2008 ballot]] in Alaska.  This is in addition to the '''four ballot initiatives''' that appeared on Alaska's August 26, 2008 statewide primary ballot.  Voters ejected all four of those initiatives; all of the them were [[Indirect initiated state statute|citizen-initiated indirect state statute]]s.
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{{tnr}}{{pt1}} [[Alaska 2010 ballot measures|2010]] {{pt2}} [[Alaska 2007 ballot measures|2007]] {{pt3}}'''Five statewide ballot proposition''' were on the [[2008 ballot measures|2008 ballot]] in Alaska.   
 
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* One measure appeared on the [[2008 ballot measures|November 4, 2008]] general election ballot, where it was approved.
==Key facts==
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* Four measures, all {{iissfull}}s, appeared on the [[2008 ballot measures|August 26, 2008]] statewide primary ballot.
 
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* Voters ejected all four of primary election ballot measures
* One other [[initiative]] with significant 2008 activity will not appear on the August ballot. The [[Alaska Anti-Corruption Act|Anti-Corruption Act]] has instead qualified for the [[Alaska 2010 ballot measures|2010 ballot]]. 
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* From 1960, the first year Alaskans voted on an initiative, through the August 26, 2008 statewide primary, Alaskans have considered a total of 45 statewide initiatives, approving 22 and rejecting 23.
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==November 4, 2008 statewide ballot==
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|[[Bond issue|BI]] || [[Alaska Bonds for Transportation (2008)|Bonds for Transportation]] || [[Transportation initiatives|Transportation]] || $315 million bond for transportation projects || <span style="color:green">'''Approved'''</span>
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==National overview==
 
==National overview==
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==August 26, 2008 statewide ballot==
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==On the ballot==
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|[[Initiated state statute|CSS]] || [[Alaska Gaming Commission (2008)|Gambling Commission]] || [[Gambling initiatives|Gaming]] || Establish an Alaskan Gaming Commission || '''<span style="color:red">Defeated</span>'''<ref>[http://www.elections.alaska.gov/08prim/data/results.html ''State of Alaska: 2008 Primary Election Results'']</ref>
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|[[Initiated state statute|CSS]] || [[Alaska Wolf and Bear Protection Act (2008)|Wolf Protection]] || [[Animal rights initiatives|Animal Rights]] || Prohibits shooting of wolves and grizzly bears by aircraft || '''<span style="color:red">Defeated</span>'''<ref>[http://www.elections.alaska.gov/08prim/data/results.html ''State of Alaska: 2008 Primary Election Results'']</ref>
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|[[Indirect initiated state statute|CISS]] || [[Alaska Clean Elections Act (2008)|Clean Elections]] || [[Campaign finance initiatives |Campaign finance]] || Public funding for state political races || '''<span style="color:red">Defeated</span>'''<ref>[http://www.elections.alaska.gov/08prim/data/results.html ''State of Alaska: 2008 Primary Election Results'']</ref>
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|[[Indirect initiated state statute|CISS]] || [[Protect Alaska's Clean Water Act (2008)|Clean Water]] || [[Environment initiatives|Environment]] || Clean Water Protection || '''<span style="color:red">Defeated</span>'''<ref>[http://www.elections.alaska.gov/08prim/data/results.html ''State of Alaska: 2008 Primary Election Results'']</ref>
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==Other 2008/2010 petitions==
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| [[Indirect initiated state statute|CISS]] || [[Alaska Anti-Corruption Act|Anti-Corruption]] || [[Campaign finance initiatives |Campaign finance]] || Would prohibit publicly funded lobbying || [[Alaska 2010 ballot measures|On for 2010]]
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|{{iiss}} || [[Alaska Anti-Corruption Act|Anti-Corruption]] || [[Elections and campaigns on the ballot|Elections and campaigns]] || Would prohibit publicly funded lobbying || [[Alaska 2010 ballot measures|On for 2010]]
 
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|[[Indirect initiated state statute|CISS]] || [[Alaska Healthcare Reform Act (2008)|Health care reform]] || [[Health care initiatives|Health care]] || Certificate of need requirement apply only to certain facilities || Petition deadline: September 15, 2008  
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|{{iiss}} || [[Alaska Healthcare Reform Act (2008)|Healthcare reform]] || [[Healthcare on the ballot|Healthcare]] || Certificate of need requirement apply only to certain facilities || Petition deadline: September 15, 2008  
 
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|[[Indirect initiated state statute|CISS]] || [[Alaska Fisheries Conservation Act (2008)|Fisheries Conservation]] || [[Environment initiatives |Environmental Reform]] || An Act to restore fisheries conservation and habitat protection functions to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game || Under review by Lt. Governor  
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|{{iiss}} || [[Alaska Fisheries Conservation Act (2008)|Fisheries Conservation]] || [[Environment on the ballot |Environmental Reform]] || An Act to restore fisheries conservation and habitat protection functions to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game || Under review by Lt. Governor  
 
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|[[Indirect initiated state statute|CISS]] || [[Alaska Pollution Zone Act (2008)|Pollution Zone]] || [[Environment initiatives |Environment]] || Prohibiting pollution mixing zones in salmon and other fisheries || Under review by the Lt. Governor  
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|{{iiss}} || [[Alaska Pollution Zone Act (2008)|Pollution Zone]] || [[Environment on the ballot |Environment]] || Prohibiting pollution mixing zones in salmon and other fisheries || Under review by the Lt. Governor  
 
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|[[Indirect initiated state statute|CISS]] || [[Protect Alaska's Clean water v.2 (2008)|Protect Alaska's Clean Water v.2]] || [[Environment initiatives |Environmental Reform]] || Restricting the release of pollutants from mining || Denied
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|{{iiss}}|| [[Protect Alaska's Clean Water Act v.3 (2008)]] || [[Environment on the ballot|Environment]] || Restrict release of pollutants from mining || In litigation
 
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|[[Indirect initiated state statute|CISS]] || [[Protect Alaska's Clean Water Act v.3 (2008)]] || [[Environment initiatives|Environment]] || Restrict release of pollutants from mining || In litigation
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|{{lrca}} || [[Alaska House Joint Resolution 2 (2008)]] || [[:Category:Gambling|Gambling]] || Requires voter & legislative approval to open gaming operations ||  Approved by the House  
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|[[Indirect initiated state statute|CISS]] || [[Alaska Clean Elections Act v.2 (2008)|Alaska's Clean Elections Act v.2]] || [[Campaign finance initiatives |Campaign Finance Reform]] || Would create public funding for campaigns and amend the oil and gas production tax to levy and collect a surcharge as the source for the funding || Denied on July, 19, 2007
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|[[Indirect initiated state statute|CSS]] || [[Alaskan Independence (2008)|Alaskan Independence]] || [[Administration of government ballot initiatives|Administration of Government]] || Alaskan Independence || Denied
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|[[Indirect initiated state statute|CISS]] || [[Protect Alaska's Children (2008)|Protect Alaska's Children]] || [[Environment initiatives |Environmental Reform]] || Restricting the release of pesticides near children || Failed to meet signature requirements
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|[[legislative referral|LR]] || [[Alaska House Joint Resolution 2 (2008)]] || [[:Category:Gambling|Gambling]] || Requires voter & legislative approval to open gaming operations ||  Approved by the House  
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
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* [[2008 ballot measures]]
 
* [[List of Alaska ballot measures]]
 
* [[List of Alaska ballot measures]]
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* [[Alaska Legislature]]
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* [[List of ballot measures by state]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Alaska]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Alaska]]
* [[History of Initiative & Referendum in Alaska]]
 
* [[Alaska 2008 citizen initiatives]]
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.elections.alaska.gov/ Alaska Elections Website]
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*[http://www.iandrinstitute.org/New%20IRI%20Website%20Info/I&R%20Research%20and%20History/I&R%20at%20the%20Statewide%20Level/Usage%20history/Alaska.pdf I and R Institute, History of Alaska's Initiatives]
  
* [http://www.elections.state.ak.us/petitions/status.php Current Alaska petitions status report]
 
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[[Category:Alaska 2008 ballot measures]]
 
[[Category:Alaska 2008 ballot measures]]

Latest revision as of 13:59, 9 March 2014

2010
2007
Five statewide ballot proposition were on the 2008 ballot in Alaska.

National overview

On the ballot

August 26:

Type Title Subject Description Result
CSS Measure 1 Gaming Establish an Alaskan Gaming Commission Defeatedd
CSS Measure 2 Animal Rights Prohibits shooting of wolves and grizzly bears by aircraft Defeatedd
CISS Measure 3 Elections and campaigns Public funding for state political races Defeatedd
CISS Measure 4 Environment Clean Water Protection Defeatedd

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Proposition A Transportation $315 million bond for transportation projects Approveda

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Anti-Corruption Elections and campaigns Would prohibit publicly funded lobbying On for 2010
IndISS Healthcare reform Healthcare Certificate of need requirement apply only to certain facilities Petition deadline: September 15, 2008
IndISS Fisheries Conservation Environmental Reform An Act to restore fisheries conservation and habitat protection functions to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Under review by Lt. Governor
IndISS Pollution Zone Environment Prohibiting pollution mixing zones in salmon and other fisheries Under review by the Lt. Governor
IndISS Protect Alaska's Clean Water Act v.3 (2008) Environment Restrict release of pollutants from mining In litigation
LRCA Alaska House Joint Resolution 2 (2008) Gambling Requires voter & legislative approval to open gaming operations Approved by the House

See also

Alaska

External links