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Untold Story of Election Day 2010

There has and will be much analysis of the Senate, House, Gubernatorial, Statehouse, and local campaigns, yet other than the California ballot initiative to legalize marijuana, yet there is not much reporting on some very interesting ballot measures from around the country.  

Here is a sampling of what voters decided:


CA – A Supermajority is now required to pass new taxes and fees – http://www.ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/California_Proposition_26,_Supermajority_Vote_to_Pass_New_Taxes_and_Fees_(2010)
IL – Governors can now be recalled in a measure similar to how NJ puts questions on the ballot – http://www.ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Illinois_Governor_Recall_Amendment_(2010)
ME – Maine will now have casinos – http://www.ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Maine_Oxford_Casino_Initiative,_Question_1_(2010)
MD – Maryland calls for a (state, not federal) constitutional convention – http://www.ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Maryland_Constitutional_Convention_Question,_Question_1_(2010)
MA – No more sales tax on alcohol – http://www.ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Massachusetts_No_Sales_Tax_for_Alcohol_Initiative,_Question_1_(2010)
MI – Michigan voters say no (state) constitutional convention – http://www.ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Michigan_Constitutional_Convention,_Proposal_1_(2010)
OK – No Sharia or Interenational law may be used by judges to decide cases – http://www.ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Oklahoma_%22Sharia_Law_Amendment%22,_State_Question_755_(2010)
WA – All tax increases will require a 2/3 supermajority to become law – http://www.ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Washington_Supermajority_Vote_Required_in_State_Legislature_to_Raise_Taxes,_Initiative_1053_(2010)
(Partial photo credit – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Let-Voters-Decide/356393694751)

About Jesse O. Kurtz

I am committed to fulfilling the promise of Atlantic City. The town would benefit from greater political participation by average citizens. Hopefully, some of the posts herein will encourage you to get more involved in your community. This blog will also feature other topics and subjects beyond Atlantic City. I hope that you will come to love Atlantic City as much, or more than I do.


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