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Old 11-03-04, 03:00 PM
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what propositions did your state "have"?

gay marriage banning amendment
term limit increase- I sure hope it failed
millage increase
bond amendment- AN AMENDMENT TO ALLOW THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO APPROVE THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR ANY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECT THAT PLANS TO INVEST MORE THAN $500 MILLION IN CAPITAL EXPENDITURES AND TO HIRE MORE THAN 500 NEW EMPLOYEES

of course they didn't let us vote on a state lottery or casino gambling
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1% property tax cap- failed by a solid 15-20%. It had very popular support 6 months ago, but No special interests (mostly unions) outspent the Yes group 10-1. The upside is that it put tax reform at the top of the legislative agenda. I knew it was going to fail, but voted for it to help get that message across.

Outlaw bear baiting - Very close, last time I looked it was going to be defeated. It was quite comical to watch this race because the Yes group was mostly financed by out-of-state interests, yet they claimed the No group was financed by out-of-state 'big game trophy hunters' while the No group was actually comprised of local guides and state officials.
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Old 11-03-04, 03:16 PM
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Outlaw bear baiting - Very close, last time I looked it was going to be defeated. It was quite comical to watch this race because the Yes group was mostly financed by out-of-state interests, yet they claimed the No group was financed by out-of-state 'big game trophy hunters' while the No group was actually comprised of local guides and state officials.
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1) Line of Succession. There were some problems when Governor O'Bannon had a stroke and the LtGov took over. This passes.
2) Terms of Service. This standardize the elections of some minor offices so they all come up at the same time. This passes.
3) Propoerty Taxes. This would amend the state constitution and allow the legislature to except some from property taxes, inventory taxes, etc. This one was closer, but passed.
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Old 11-03-04, 03:39 PM
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stem cell research - passed
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Old 11-03-04, 04:13 PM
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Washington:
Two candidates receiving the most votes in a primary advance to the general election regardless of party: Passed

1% sales tax increase designated for education: Failed

Authorizing slot machines outside of reservations: Failed

Charter public schools to be partially funded by nonprofit corporations: Failed

Requiring cleanup before additional nuclear waste be brought to Hanford: Passed

Public transportation initiative that would've prevented the monorail plan from going forward: Failed
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The most interesting one that passed was the primary election one. It will probably never get past the government though. They don't want only 2 democrats or 2 republicans on the ballot for a general election.

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Old 11-03-04, 04:56 PM
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Arizona:

1.Denying benifits to illegals-passed, but I think it will be struck down in court.

2.Transportation (Maricopa County)-passed, will add light rail to Phoenix

those were the only two major ones that got much coverage. the only other one I remember was for salary increase for the legistature, which was defeated soundly.
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MD was pretty boring.

Mostly the state trying to borrow money. Since I'm out of state I have no idea if they won.

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Originally posted by Roto
Washington:
Two candidates receiving the most votes in a primary advance to the general election regardless of party: Passed

1% sales tax increase designated for education: Failed

Authorizing slot machines outside of reservations: Failed

Charter public schools to be partially funded by nonprofit corporations: Failed

Requiring cleanup before additional nuclear waste be brought to Hanford: Passed

Public transportation initiative that would've prevented the monorail plan from going forward: Failed
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The most interesting one that passed was the primary election one. It will probably never get past the government though. They don't want only 2 democrats or 2 republicans on the ballot for a general election.
I think I actually voted on the winning side of every one except the gambling.
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Old 11-03-04, 05:19 PM
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I think I actually voted on the winning side of every one except the gambling.
I voted on the winning side of all of those except the sales tax increase for education.

I'm glad the gambling initiative was defeated by such a large margin. Fuck Tim Eyman and every last one of his stupid, selfish initiatives.

Also...GO MONORAIL! WOOHOO!!!

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Originally posted by FatTony

Also...GO MONORAIL! WOOHOO!!!

I don't remember Fat Tony being in the monorail episode
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Oregon:
Measure 31: Postpone election if a candidate dies
Result: Yes 943k - 502k

Measure 32: Remove restriction on use of mobile home taxes.
Result: Yes 885k - 558k

Measure 33: Allow private medical marijuana dispensaries (medical marijuana is already legal), increase amount that can be grown by patients
Result: No 870k - 632k

Measure 34: Mandatory 50%-50% split in forest use
Result: No 908k - 555k

Measure 35: Limit emotional damage awards in malpractice suits:
Result: TCTC, 744,267 to 744,829

Measure 36: Define marraige as one man, one woman
Result: Yes 869k - 658k

Measure 37: Compensate landowners when government policy decreases land value
Result: Yes 880k - 588k
This one could potentially be thrown out. It was voted in before, but thrown out due to the vagueness.

Measure 38: Abolish SAIF (State Accident Insurance Fund)
Result: No 888k - 557k

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