November 4, 2008 ballot measures in Wisconsin

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The following measures were on the November 2008 ballot in Wisconsin

For school bond measures on the ballot see: Wisconsin 2008 school bond measures

November 4, 2008

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]