Wisconsin Public Highway Funding Amendment, Question 2 (1908)

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The Wisconsin Public Highway Funding Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 3, 1908 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

  • This amendment modified Article VIII, Section 10 of the Wisconsin Constitution to allow the state to fund public highway construction and improvement.[1]

Election results

Question 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 116,407 71.34%
No46,76228.66%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1909

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"For the amendment providing for state aid in the construction or improvement of public highways."[2]

Constitutional changes

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO SECTION 10 OF ARTICLE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION—Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring. That section 10, of article VIII, of the constitution be amended by adding at the end thereof the following: Provided that the state may appropriate money in the treasury or to be thereafter raised by taxation for the construction or improvement of public highways.[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: SJR 14 & JR 11 (1905)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 22 & JR 18 (1907)
  • Submission to the People: Ch.661 (1907)[1]

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