Tag: state ballot measures

  • Colorado voters have rejected 68% of TABOR ballot measures over the last 30 years

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    Colorado voters have rejected 68% of ballot measures requiring a statewide vote under the state’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, also known as TABOR. In 1992, Colorado voters approved Initiative 1, which created a Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights in the Colorado Constitution. The Colorado Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) requires voter approval for all new taxes,…

  • 41 statewide ballot measures are certified in eight states—the highest for an odd-numbered year since 2007

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    In 2023, 41 statewide ballot measures are certified for the ballot in eight states—the highest number for an odd-numbered year since 2007. Measures in Maine, Ohio, and Texas, in particular, contributed to the above-average number of state ballot measures in 2023. From 2009 to 2021, odd-numbered years had an average of 32 statewide measures. Voters…