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Wisconsin City Debt Limit Amendment, Question 1 (April 1951)

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The Wisconsin City Debt Limit Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 3, 1951 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article XI, Section 3 of the Wisconsin Constitution to set a debt limit for cities at 8% of taxable property.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 313,739 62.05%
No191,89737.95%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1952

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall Article XI, Section 3, of the constitution be amended so that the total indebtedness of cities authorized to issue bonds for school purposes shall not exceed eight per centum of the value of taxable property in such cities?"[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: SJR 11 & JR 12 (1949)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 9 & JR 6 (1951)[1]

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