The Sales Tax for Veterans Bonus Referendum was a Wisconsin referendum / advisory question on the November 2, 1948 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.
This referendum sought to the people's opinion on whether the legislature should create a 3% retail sales tax to raise up to $200 million for WWII veterans bonuses.
| Question 2|
|Yes|| 258,497|| 23.84%|
Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1950
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
"Shall the legislature enact a 3 per cent retail sales tax to raise a total sum not to exceed $200,000,000 to be used to finance a bonus for veterans of World War II?"
Path to the ballot
- Legislative Approval: SJR 58 & JR 62 (1947)