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A Look at Ballot Measures Nationwide

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A look at ballot measures across the country, broken down by major issues and then by state.

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State constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage:

Arizona. Rejected

Colorado. Approved

Idaho. Approved

South Carolina. Approved

South Dakota. Approved

Tennessee. Approved

Virginia. Approved

Wisconsin. Approved

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Limit eminent domain seizures:

Arizona. Approved

California. Rejected

Florida. Approved

Georgia. Approved

Idaho. Rejected

Michigan. Approved

North Dakota. Approved

New Hampshire. Approved

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Nevada. Approved

Oregon. Approved

South Carolina. Approved

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Raise state minimum wage:

Arizona. Approved

Colorado. Approved

Missouri. Approved

Montana. Approved

Nevada. Approved

Ohio. Approved

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Increase tobacco taxes:

Arizona. Approved

California. Rejected

Missouri. Rejected

South Dakota. Approved

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Cap state spending:

Maine. Rejected

Nebraska. Rejected

Oregon. Rejected

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STATE-BY-STATE:

Alaska:

Tax North Slope oil companies $1 billion a year until a natural gas pipeline is built. Rejected.

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Arizona:

Ban gay marriage and civil unions. Rejected

Deny bail to illegal immigrants charged with serious felony. Approved

Make English the state's official language. Approved

Bar illegal immigrants from receiving punitive damages in lawsuits. Approved

Bar illegal immigrants from receiving certain government subsidies. Approved

Raise state minimum wage. Approved

Award $1 million to a random voter each general election. Rejected

Limit eminent domain seizures; require compensation for adverse land-use rulings. Approved

Hike tobacco taxes. Approved

Prohibit smoking in public places. Approved

Prohibit smoking in public places, but exempt bars. Rejected

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California:

Require parental notification before minors could have abortion. Rejected.

Tax oil producers to fund alternative energy programs.Rejected

Implement public financing of campaigns. Rejected

Limit eminent domain seizures; require compensation for adverse land-use rulings. Rejected

Hike tobacco taxes. Rejected

Toughen penalties and parole terms for sex offenders. Approved

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Colorado:

Legalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana. Rejected

Raise state minimum wage. Approved

Ban gifts from lobbyists to public officials. Approved

Ban same-sex marriage. Approved

Allow same-sex domestic partnerships. Rejected

Impose term limits on top judges. Rejected

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Florida:

Limit eminent domain seizures. Approved

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Georgia:

Limit eminent domain seizures. Approved

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Idaho:

Limit eminent domain seizures; require compensation for adverse land-use rulings. Rejected

Ban gay marriage and civil unions. Approved

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Maine:

Place cap on state spending. Rejected

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Massachusetts:

Allow food stores to sell wine. Rejected

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Michigan:

Scrap affirmative action programs in university admissions and government hiring. Approved

Limit eminent domain seizures. Approved

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Missouri:

Raise state minimum wage. Approved

Hike tobacco taxes. Rejected

Allow stem cell research, including on embryos. Approved

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Montana:

Raise state minimum wage. Approved

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Nebraska:

Place cap on state spending. Rejected

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Nevada:

Legalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana. Rejected

Raise state minimum wage. Approved

Limit eminent domain seizures: Approved

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New Hampshire:

Limit eminent domain seizures. Approved

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North Dakota:

Limit eminent domain seizures. Approved

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Ohio:

Raise state minimum wage. Approved

Ban smoking in public places. Approved

Ban smoking in public places, but exempts bars. Rejected

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Oregon:

Require parental notification before minor could have abortion. Rejected

Limit eminent domain seizures. Approved

Place cap on state spending. Rejected

Impose term limits on legislators. Rejected

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Rhode Island:

Restore voting rights to felons on probation and parole. Approved

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South Carolina:

Limit eminent domain seizures. Approved

Ban gay marriage and civil unions. Approved

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South Dakota:

Ban all abortions, except to save pregnant woman's life. Rejected

Legalize medical marijuana. Rejected

Ban gay marriage and civil unions. Approved

Hike tobacco taxes. Approved

Strip judges of immunity. Rejected

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Tennessee:

Ban gay marriage. Approved

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Virginia:

Ban gay marriage and civil unions. Approved

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Washington:

Require large utility companies to increase renewable energy sources.

Require compensation for adverse land-use rulings. Rejected

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Wisconsin:

Ban gay marriage and civil unions. Approved

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