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===Ballot measures===
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| [[Ashippun Referendum (2008)|Ashippun Referendum]] || Whether the town clerk/treasurer should be elected or appointed. || {{ap}}
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| [[Egg Harbor Referendum (2008)|Egg Harbor Referendum]] || Require voter approval for expenditures over $1,000,000. || {{ap}}
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| [[Forestville Term Limits Referendum (2008)|Forestville Term Limits]] || Term limits for local officials. || {{d}}
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| [[Fitchburg Library Construction Referendum (2008)|Fitchburg Library Construction]] || Issue $10 million in debt to build a new library. || {{ap}}
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| [[Fitchburg Library Operation Costs Referendum (2008)|Fitchburg Library Operation Costs]] || Annual funds to run a new library. || {{d}}
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| [[Milwaukee Paid Sick Leave Initiative (2008)|Milwaukee Paid Sick Leave Initiative]] || Require Milwaukee employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. || {{ap}}
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| [[Milwaukee County Sales Tax Advisory Referendum (2008)|Milwaukee County Sales Tax Advisory Referendum]] || Triple the [[sales tax]] in Milwaukee. || {{ap}}
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| [[Nasewaupee Town Clerk Referendum (2008)|Nasewaupee Town Clerk Referendum]] || Whether the town clerk should be elected or appointed. || {{d}}
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| [[Nasewaupee Treasurer Referendum (2008)|Nasewaupee Treasurer Referendum]] || Whether the treasurer should be elected or appointed. || {{d}}
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| [[St Croix County Nursing Home Referendum (2008)|St Croix County Nursing Home Referendum]] || Using [[property tax]]es to fund the nursing home. || {{ap}}
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| [[St Croix County Board Referendum (2008)|St Croix County Board Referendum]] || Decrease membership on the County Board. || {{ap}}
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| [[Spring Green Advisory Referendum (2008)|Spring Green Advisory Referendum]] || Flood assistance. || {{d}}
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| [[Vernon County Sales Tax Referendum (2008)|Vernon County Sales Tax Referendum]] || Raise [[sales tax]] to help fund dam repair. || {{ap}}
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| [[Wisconsin Executive Veto (2008)|Wisconsin Executive Veto]] || Limit the ability of the Governor to veto words and numbers on appropriations bills. || {{ap}}
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| [[Wisconsin Health Care Guarantee (2008)|Wisconsin Health Care Guarantee]] || Give all WI citizens health care comparable to what legislators receive. || {{ap}}
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|}
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There is very little information about some local referendum. These were mentioned in news articles:
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* "Town of Mitchell referendum: Should the town clerk be appointed by the Town Board?
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* Town of Mosel referendum: Should the clerk-treasurer be appointed by the Town Board?
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* Town of Sheboygan Falls referendum: Should the clerk-treasurer be appointed by the Town Board?
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* Town of Wilson advisory referendum: Should the Town of Wilson Board be increased from three to five members?
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* Advisory bookmobile referendum (community unknown): For non-libraried communities: Do you support continuing to pay [[property tax]]es to finance bookmobile services?" <ref>[http://www.sheboyganpress.com/article/20081104/SHE0101/811040427/1973/SHE0205 ''After longest campaign ever, it's time to vote''], Sheboygan Press, November 4, 2008</ref>
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* "In Prairie du Chien, voters will take on the merits of fluoridation.
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* In the town of Newport, in Columbia County, voters will consider a [[property tax]] increase for road maintenance and capital improvements. (Results: Yes = 158/48.32%, No = 169/51.68%, measure failed) <ref>[http://www.co.columbia.wi.us/ColumbiaCounty/Default.aspx?tabid=1266 ''Columbia County November 4, 2008 Unofficial Fall General Election Results'']</ref>
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* In Rock County's town of Milton, voters can advise on whether the local police and municipal court should be abolished.
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* In Evansville, voters take an advisory role in deciding if the City Council should approve spending up to $2 million to restore the historic Lake Leota.
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* The Sauk County town of Dellona needs advice on hiring an outside ambulance service.
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* In additional flooding aftermath costs, Vernon County, faced with having to make an estimated $11.75 million in repairs to its 22 flood control dams, will give voters a choice of how they want to pay for the work." <ref>[http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/local/311194 ''Municipalities turn to voters on several ballot questions''], Wisconsin State Journal, October 24, 2008</ref>
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===School Bonds, November 4th, 2008===
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| [[Auburndale Operational Expenses Referendum (2008)|Auburndale Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $2,000,000 for basic operational costs || {{ap}}
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| [[Birchwood Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)|Birchwood Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $650,000 || {{d}}
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| [[Boscobel Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)|Boscobel Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $1,650,000 || {{ap}}
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| [[Brillion New Elementary School Referendum (2008)|Brillion Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $23,690,000 to be used in the construction of a new elementary school. || {{d}}
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| [[Clinton Maintenance Referendum (2008)|Clinton Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $9,630,000 for school maintenance || {{d}}
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| [[Denmark Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)|Denmark Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $2,400,000 || {{ap}}
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| [[Ellsworth Improvements Referendum (2008)|Ellsworth Improvements Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $2,000,000 for maintenance and upgrades. || {{d}}
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| [[Ellsworth Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)|Ellsworth Exceed Revenue Limits]] || Exceed spending cap by $4,500,000 || {{d}}
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| [[Germantown Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)|Germantown Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $500,000 || {{d}}
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| [[Germantown New Elementary School (2008)|Germantown Construction Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $22,500,000 for the construction of a new elementary school. || {{d}}
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| [[Gibralter Area Schools Referendum (2008)|Gibralter Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $5,300,000 || {{ap}}
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| [[Hillbert Additions and Renovations Referendum (2008)|Hilbert Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $6,815,000 for a middle/high school addition. || {{d}}
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| [[Jefferson Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)|Jefferson Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $1,200,000 || {{d}}
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| [[Jefferson Swimming Pool and Improvements Referendum (2008)|Jefferson Swimming Pool Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $39,700,000 to build a swimming pool. || {{d}}
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| [[Kiel High School Auditorium Maintenance (2008)|Kiel Maintenance Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $350,000 per year through 2019 || {{d}}
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| [[Kiel New Construction Referendum (2008)|Kiel Construction Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $17,430,000 for additions and renovations. || {{d}}
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| [[Kiel Technology Improvements (2008)|Kiel Improvements Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $650,000 per year through 2019 ||  {{d}}
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| [[LaCrosse Renovation Referendum (2008)|LaCrosse Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $18,500,000 for facilities upgrades. || {{ap}}
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| [[Lafarge Schools Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)|LaFarge Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $250,000 per year || {{ap}}
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| [[Lake Mills Area Middle School Renovation (2008)|Lake Mills Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $15,600,000 to renovate the middle school. || {{ap}}
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| [[Lodi Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)|Lodi Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $2,625,000 || {{ap}}
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| [[Madison Metropolitan Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)|Madison Metro Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $27,000,000 over three years, thereafter by $13,000,000 per year || {{ap}}
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| [[Mercer Schools Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)|Mercer Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $1,750,000 || {{ap}}
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| [[Merton Community Renovation Referendum (2008)|Merton Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $3,000,000 for renovations. || {{ap}}
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| [[New London Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)|New London Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $300,000 per year || {{ap}}
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| [[North Crawford Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)|North Crawford Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $400,000 per year || {{ap}}
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| [[Oconto Falls Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)|Oconto Falls Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $20,000 per year || {{d}}
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| [[Oconto Falls Sports Facilities Referendum (2008)|Oconto Falls Sports Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $4,595,000 for new sports facilities. ||  ''failed on 4/1/08, defeated again on 11/4/08''
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| [[Oregon Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)|Oregon Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $4,000,000 || {{ap}}
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| [[Pittsville Schools Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)|Pittsville Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $525,000 || {{ap}}
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| [[Plymouth Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)|Plymouth Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $6,075,000 || {{d}}
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| [[Poynette Replace Elementary School Referendum (2008)|Poynette Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $13,675,000 to close two elementary schools and build a new one. || ''failed on 4/1/08, defeated again on 11/4/08 '' ||
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| [[Random Lake School Repair Referendum (2008)|Random Lake Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $640,000 to make various repairs. || {{ap}}
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| [[Rhinelander Schools Construction and New Pool (2008)|Rhinelander Swimming Pool Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $23,350,000 for new construction. || ''failed on 4/1/08 and 9/9/08, defeated again on 11/4/08'' ||
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| [[Rhinelander Building Costs Referendum (2008)|Rhinelander Referendum]] || Exceed spending caps by $225,000 to pay the operating costs of new construction. || ''failed on 4/1/08 and 9/9/08, defeated again on 11/4/08'' ||
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| [[Saint Francis Science Lab Construction Referendum (2008)|St Francis Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $14,900,000 to build a new science lab. || {{ap}}
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| [[Seneca Maintenance Referendum (2008)|Seneca Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $800,000 || <span style="color:green">'''Approvedt'''</span>
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| [[Sun Prairie Area New Swimming Pool (2008)|Sun Prairie Swimming Pool Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $3,900,000 for a new swimming pool. || <span style="color:green">'''Approvedt'''</span>
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| [[Sun Prairie Area Swimming Pool Maintenance (2008)|Sun Prairie Referendum]] || Exceed spending caps by $288,205 per year to pay the operational costs of a new swimming pool. || {{ap}}
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| [[Tigerton Remodeling Referendum (2008)|Tigerton Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $1,980,00 for remodeling. || {{ap}}
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| [[Washburn Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)|Washburn Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $900,000 || ''failed on 4/1/08, approved on 11/4/08'' ||
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| [[Watertown Additional Staff Referendum (2008)|Watertown Referendum]] || Exceed spending caps by $3,920,000 per year through 2017 ||  {{d}}
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| [[Watertown New Construction Referendum (2008)|Watertown Construction Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $22,385,000 for new construction. || {{ap}}
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| [[West Bend New Elementary School Referendum (2008)|West Bend Elementary School Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $41,450,000 to build a new elementary school. || {{d}}
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| [[West Bend Renovate Badger Middle School (2008)|West Bend Middle School Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $27,400,000 for renovations. || {{d}}
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===School Bonds, September 9th, 2008===
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There were 12 legislatively referred referenda on the September 9, 2008, ballots in Wisconsin. All of them are [[bond issue]]s to add funds to school budgets. If all of the bonds had passed, a total of '''$65,445,000''' would have been authorized.
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Eight of the 12 school bond referenda passed, and four were turned down by the voters, authorizing a total of '''$36.73 million'''.
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| [[Colby School Maintenance Referendum (2008)|Colby Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $2,550,000 for general maintenance. || <span style="color:green">'''Passed'''</span>
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| [[Colby Schools Service Liability Referendum (2008)|Colby Unfunded Pensions]] || Issue debt in the amount of $1,400,000 to fund pensions. || <span style="color:green">'''Passed'''</span>
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| [[Deerfield Community School Maintenance Referendum (2008)|Deerfield Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $1,875,000. || <span style="color:green">'''Passed'''</span>
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| [[Mineral Point Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)|Mineral Point Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $3,980,000. || <span style="color:red">'''Failed''' </span>
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| [[Montello Schools Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)|Montello Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $1,900,000. || <span style="color:green">'''Passed'''</span>
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| [[Neillsville Schools Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)|Neillsville Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $1,500,000. || <span style="color:green">'''Passed'''</span>
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| [[Rhinelander Schools Construction and New Pool (2008)|Rhinelander Construction Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $23,350,000 for new construction. || <span style="color:red">'''Failed''' </span>
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| [[Rhinelander Building Costs Referendum (2008)|Rhinelander Operating Costs Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $225,000 per year. || <span style="color:red">'''Failed''' </span>
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| [[Rubicon Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)|Rubicon Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $450,000. || <span style="color:green">'''Passed'''</span>
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| [[Salem Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)|Salem Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $1,160,000 per year. || <span style="color:red">'''Failed''' </span>
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| [[Shawno New Construction Referendum (2008)|Shawno Referendum]] || Issue debt in the amount of $24,900,000 for the construction of a new preschool. || <span style="color:green">'''Passed'''</span>
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| [[Weston Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)|Weston Referendum]] || Exceed spending cap by $995,000. || ''failed on 4/1/08, returned to the 9/9/08 ballot where it passed''
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===School Bonds, 8/19 through 4/15 2008===
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* [[Wausaukee Operation Expenses Referendum (2008)]] $6,750,000 ''failed on 2/19/08, returned to the 8/19/08 ballot where it passed''
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* [[Wausaukee Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $575,000 ''failed''
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* [[Salem Four Year Exceed Revenue Limits Referendum (2008)]] $1,595,000 ''failed''
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* [[Salem Improvements Referendum (2008)]] $6,500,000 ''passed''
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* [[Baldwin school bond referendum (2008)]]
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* [[Baldwin-Woodville Swimming Pool Referendum (2008)]] $3,500,000 ''failed''
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* [[City of Manitowoc Bond Referendum (2008)]] $7 million
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* [[Weyerhaeuser Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $1,804,357 ''failed on 4/1/08, returned to the 6/3/08 ballot where it passed''
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* [[Winneconne Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $1,760,000 ''failed on 4/1/08, returned to the 6/3/08 ballot where it passed''
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* [[Rio Community Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $1,270,000 ''failed on 2/19/08, passed on the 5/20/08 election''
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* [[Woodruff Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $4,125,000 ''failed on 2/19/08, returned on the 4/29/08 ballot where it failed again''
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* [[Gilmanton Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)]] $125,000
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===School Bonds, April 1, 2008===
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* [[Alma Center Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)]] $1,200,000 ''passed''
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* [[Baldwin-Woodville Area Swimming Pool (2008)]] $3,500,000 ''failed''
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* [[Baldwin-Woodville Area New Intermediate School (2008)]] $16,775,000 ''failed''
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* [[Belmont Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)]] $1,750,000 ''passed''
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* [[Beloit Turner Stadium Referendum (2008)]] $2,500,000 ''failed''
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* [[Beloit Turner Improvements Referendum (2008)]] $6,100,000 ''passed''
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* [[Bonduel Maintenance Referendum (2008)]] $5,800,000 ''passed''
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* [[Boyceville Community Maintenance Referendum (2008)]] $5,825,000 ''passed''
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* [[Bruce Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)]] $1,500,000 ''failed''
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* [[Cameron Maintenance Referendum (2008)]] $1,000,000 ''passed''
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* [[Cassville Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)]] $3,900,000 ''passed''
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* [[Chetek Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)]] $1,200,000 ''failed''
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* [[Cumberland Auditorium Construction (2008)]] $5,900,000 ''failed''
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* [[Durand Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)]] $1,200,000 ''failed''
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* [[Elcho Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)]] $2,500,000 ''failed''
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* [[Ellsworth Community Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)]] ''failed''
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* [[Elmbrook Renovation School Bond (2008)]] $62.2 million
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* [[Germantown New Elementary School (2008)]] $16,500,000
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* [[Glendale-River Hills Maintenance Referendum (2008)]] $3,750,000
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* [[Greenfield New Utility Building (2008)]] $410,000
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* [[Greenfield New Swimming Pool (2008)]] $5,975,000
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* [[Hartford New Elementary School (2008)]] $24,952,000
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* [[Hartford New School Maintenance (2008)]] $593,000 per year
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* [[Iowa Grant Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $1,000,000
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* [[Jefferson High School Addition (2008)]] $45,600,000
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* [[LaCrosse New Elementary School (2008)]] $35,000,000
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* [[LaCrosse Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $20,875,000
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* [[Luxemburg-Casco Renovation Referendum (2008)]] $18,500,000
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* [[Manawa Exceed Revenue Limits for General Maintenance (2008)]] $195,000 per year ''failed''
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* [[Manawa Exceed Revenue Limits for Upgrades (2008)]] $4,800,000 ''failed''
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* [[Middleton-Cross Plains Transportation Center Referendum (2008)]] $3,900,000 ''passed''
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* [[Montello Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $2,925,000 ''failed''
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* [[Monticello Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $2,415,000 ''passed''
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* [[Pecatonica Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $350,000 ''passed''
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* [[Plum City Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $1,050,000 ''failed''
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* [[Portage General Maintenance Referendum (2008)]] $2,300,000 ''passed''
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* [[Princeton Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $800,000 ''passed''
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* [[Racine Maintenance School Bond (2008)]] $16.5 million ''passed''
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* [[Rice Lake New Middle School Referendum (2008)]] $29,000,000 ''failed''
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* [[River Ridge Football Field Referendum (2008)]] $165,000 ''failed''
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* [[River Ridge Debt Refinancing Referendum (2008)]] $595,000 ''passed''
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* [[River Ridge Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $1,580,000 ''passed''
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* [[Royall Outstanding Obligations Referendum (2008)]] $1,400,000 ''passed''
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* [[Sauk Prairie Acquire Property Referendum (2008)]] $2,200,000 ''passed''
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* [[Sevastopol Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $1,800,000 ''passed''
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* [[Shorewood Maintenance Referendum (2008)]] $9,650,000 ''passed''
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* [[Somerset New High School Referendum (2008)]] $35,434,000 ''failed''
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* [[Stockbridge Unfunded Retirement Accounts Referendum (2008)]] $272,000 ''passed''
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* [[Stockbridge Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $600,000 ''passed''
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* [[Washington Roof Replacement (2008)]] $75,000 ''passed''
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* [[Washington Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $255,000 ''passed''
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* [[Waupun Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $10,000,000 ''failed''
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* [[Wisconsin Heights Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $800,000 ''failed''
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===School Bonds, February 19, 2008===
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* [[Auburndale Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $160,000 ''failed''
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* [[Auburndale Unfunded Retirement Accounts Referendum (2008)]] $1,000,000 ''failed''
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* [[Auburndale Capital Improvements Referendum (2008)]] $860,000 ''failed''
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* [[Darlington Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $2,800,000 ''passed''
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* [[Kenosha Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $2,427,000 ''passed''
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* [[Kenosha High School Additions Referendum (2008)]] $52,500,000 ''passed''
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* [[Marshfield Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $13,500,000 ''passed''
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* [[Merrill Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)]] $2,915,000 ''failed''
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* [[Thorp Shop Addition Referendum (2008)]] $490,000 ''passed''
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* [[Waterloo HVAC Upgrades Referendum (2008)]] $1,500,000 ''passed''
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==2007==
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===School bonds, November 4, 2007===
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* [[Hartford New Elementary School Bond (2007)]] $24.9 million, failed
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* [[Hartford Classroom Staffing School Bond (2007)]] exceed state spending limits by $593,000 per year, failed
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==References==
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Revision as of 22:03, 19 September 2009

==2008==

Ballot measures

Title Description Status
Ashippun Referendum Whether the town clerk/treasurer should be elected or appointed. Approveda
Egg Harbor Referendum Require voter approval for expenditures over $1,000,000. Approveda
Forestville Term Limits Term limits for local officials. Defeatedd
Fitchburg Library Construction Issue $10 million in debt to build a new library. Approveda
Fitchburg Library Operation Costs Annual funds to run a new library. Defeatedd
Milwaukee Paid Sick Leave Initiative Require Milwaukee employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. Approveda
Milwaukee County Sales Tax Advisory Referendum Triple the sales tax in Milwaukee. Approveda
Nasewaupee Town Clerk Referendum Whether the town clerk should be elected or appointed. Defeatedd
Nasewaupee Treasurer Referendum Whether the treasurer should be elected or appointed. Defeatedd
St Croix County Nursing Home Referendum Using property taxes to fund the nursing home. Approveda
St Croix County Board Referendum Decrease membership on the County Board. Approveda
Spring Green Advisory Referendum Flood assistance. Defeatedd
Vernon County Sales Tax Referendum Raise sales tax to help fund dam repair. Approveda
Wisconsin Executive Veto Limit the ability of the Governor to veto words and numbers on appropriations bills. Approveda
Wisconsin Health Care Guarantee Give all WI citizens health care comparable to what legislators receive. Approveda

There is very little information about some local referendum. These were mentioned in news articles:

  • "Town of Mitchell referendum: Should the town clerk be appointed by the Town Board?
  • Town of Mosel referendum: Should the clerk-treasurer be appointed by the Town Board?
  • Town of Sheboygan Falls referendum: Should the clerk-treasurer be appointed by the Town Board?
  • Town of Wilson advisory referendum: Should the Town of Wilson Board be increased from three to five members?
  • Advisory bookmobile referendum (community unknown): For non-libraried communities: Do you support continuing to pay property taxes to finance bookmobile services?" [1]
  • "In Prairie du Chien, voters will take on the merits of fluoridation.
  • In the town of Newport, in Columbia County, voters will consider a property tax increase for road maintenance and capital improvements. (Results: Yes = 158/48.32%, No = 169/51.68%, measure failed) [2]
  • In Rock County's town of Milton, voters can advise on whether the local police and municipal court should be abolished.
  • In Evansville, voters take an advisory role in deciding if the City Council should approve spending up to $2 million to restore the historic Lake Leota.
  • The Sauk County town of Dellona needs advice on hiring an outside ambulance service.
  • In additional flooding aftermath costs, Vernon County, faced with having to make an estimated $11.75 million in repairs to its 22 flood control dams, will give voters a choice of how they want to pay for the work." [3]

School Bonds, November 4th, 2008

Title Description Status
Auburndale Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $2,000,000 for basic operational costs Approveda
Birchwood Referendum Exceed spending cap by $650,000 Defeatedd
Boscobel Referendum Exceed spending cap by $1,650,000 Approveda
Brillion Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $23,690,000 to be used in the construction of a new elementary school. Defeatedd
Clinton Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $9,630,000 for school maintenance Defeatedd
Denmark Referendum Exceed spending cap by $2,400,000 Approveda
Ellsworth Improvements Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $2,000,000 for maintenance and upgrades. Defeatedd
Ellsworth Exceed Revenue Limits Exceed spending cap by $4,500,000 Defeatedd
Germantown Referendum Exceed spending cap by $500,000 Defeatedd
Germantown Construction Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $22,500,000 for the construction of a new elementary school. Defeatedd
Gibralter Referendum Exceed spending cap by $5,300,000 Approveda
Hilbert Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $6,815,000 for a middle/high school addition. Defeatedd
Jefferson Referendum Exceed spending cap by $1,200,000 Defeatedd
Jefferson Swimming Pool Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $39,700,000 to build a swimming pool. Defeatedd
Kiel Maintenance Referendum Exceed spending cap by $350,000 per year through 2019 Defeatedd
Kiel Construction Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $17,430,000 for additions and renovations. Defeatedd
Kiel Improvements Referendum Exceed spending cap by $650,000 per year through 2019 Defeatedd
LaCrosse Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $18,500,000 for facilities upgrades. Approveda
LaFarge Referendum Exceed spending cap by $250,000 per year Approveda
Lake Mills Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $15,600,000 to renovate the middle school. Approveda
Lodi Referendum Exceed spending cap by $2,625,000 Approveda
Madison Metro Referendum Exceed spending cap by $27,000,000 over three years, thereafter by $13,000,000 per year Approveda
Mercer Referendum Exceed spending cap by $1,750,000 Approveda
Merton Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $3,000,000 for renovations. Approveda
New London Referendum Exceed spending cap by $300,000 per year Approveda
North Crawford Referendum Exceed spending cap by $400,000 per year Approveda
Oconto Falls Referendum Exceed spending cap by $20,000 per year Defeatedd
Oconto Falls Sports Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $4,595,000 for new sports facilities. failed on 4/1/08, defeated again on 11/4/08
Oregon Referendum Exceed spending cap by $4,000,000 Approveda
Pittsville Referendum Exceed spending cap by $525,000 Approveda
Plymouth Referendum Exceed spending cap by $6,075,000 Defeatedd
Poynette Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $13,675,000 to close two elementary schools and build a new one. failed on 4/1/08, defeated again on 11/4/08
Random Lake Referendum Exceed spending cap by $640,000 to make various repairs. Approveda
Rhinelander Swimming Pool Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $23,350,000 for new construction. failed on 4/1/08 and 9/9/08, defeated again on 11/4/08
Rhinelander Referendum Exceed spending caps by $225,000 to pay the operating costs of new construction. failed on 4/1/08 and 9/9/08, defeated again on 11/4/08
St Francis Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $14,900,000 to build a new science lab. Approveda
Seneca Referendum Exceed spending cap by $800,000 Approvedt
Sun Prairie Swimming Pool Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $3,900,000 for a new swimming pool. Approvedt
Sun Prairie Referendum Exceed spending caps by $288,205 per year to pay the operational costs of a new swimming pool. Approveda
Tigerton Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $1,980,00 for remodeling. Approveda
Washburn Referendum Exceed spending cap by $900,000 failed on 4/1/08, approved on 11/4/08
Watertown Referendum Exceed spending caps by $3,920,000 per year through 2017 Defeatedd
Watertown Construction Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $22,385,000 for new construction. Approveda
West Bend Elementary School Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $41,450,000 to build a new elementary school. Defeatedd
West Bend Middle School Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $27,400,000 for renovations. Defeatedd

School Bonds, September 9th, 2008

There were 12 legislatively referred referenda on the September 9, 2008, ballots in Wisconsin. All of them are bond issues to add funds to school budgets. If all of the bonds had passed, a total of $65,445,000 would have been authorized.

Eight of the 12 school bond referenda passed, and four were turned down by the voters, authorizing a total of $36.73 million.

Title Description Status
Colby Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $2,550,000 for general maintenance. Passed
Colby Unfunded Pensions Issue debt in the amount of $1,400,000 to fund pensions. Passed
Deerfield Referendum Exceed spending cap by $1,875,000. Passed
Mineral Point Referendum Exceed spending cap by $3,980,000. Failed
Montello Referendum Exceed spending cap by $1,900,000. Passed
Neillsville Referendum Exceed spending cap by $1,500,000. Passed
Rhinelander Construction Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $23,350,000 for new construction. Failed
Rhinelander Operating Costs Referendum Exceed spending cap by $225,000 per year. Failed
Rubicon Referendum Exceed spending cap by $450,000. Passed
Salem Referendum Exceed spending cap by $1,160,000 per year. Failed
Shawno Referendum Issue debt in the amount of $24,900,000 for the construction of a new preschool. Passed
Weston Referendum Exceed spending cap by $995,000. failed on 4/1/08, returned to the 9/9/08 ballot where it passed

School Bonds, 8/19 through 4/15 2008

School Bonds, April 1, 2008

School Bonds, February 19, 2008

2007

School bonds, November 4, 2007

References

  1. After longest campaign ever, it's time to vote, Sheboygan Press, November 4, 2008
  2. Columbia County November 4, 2008 Unofficial Fall General Election Results
  3. Municipalities turn to voters on several ballot questions, Wisconsin State Journal, October 24, 2008