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State Tax Ballot Measures to Watch on Election Day 2022

1 min readBy: Jared Walczak, Timothy Vermeer, Adam Hoffer, Janelle Fritts, Katherine Loughead
Notable 2022 Tax Ballot Measure Results
As of 4:00 p.m. ET, November 9, 2022
Result Ballot Measure For Against % In
Leading Arizona Proposition 132 51% 49% 97%
California Proposition 30 41% 59% 40%
✔️ Colorado Proposition FF 55% 45% 80%
✔️ Colorado Proposition 121 66% 34% 81%
✔️ Idaho Advisory Ballot 80% 20% 75%
✔️ Massachusetts Question 1 52% 48% 84%
✔️ Missouri Amendment 3 53% 47% 89%
West Virginia Amendment 2 35% 65% 95%

On Election Day 2022, most eyes will be on Congress, with polls showing control of both chambers up for grabs. But the action is not limited to Washington, D.C.: across the country, voters will decide important questions through state and local ballot measures. At the state level, 25 measures in 12 states relate to tax policy. And while some of these deal with relatively minor policy details, eight stand out. We summarize each of these taxA tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities. ballot measures below and link to more extensive discussions of several of them.

These measures include both income tax increases (in California, Colorado, and Massachusetts) and income tax reductions (also in Colorado). Voters in Arizona will consider adopting supermajority requirements for future ballot-initiated tax increases. Cannabis legalization and taxation continue to crop up in additional states. And in West Virginia, lawmakers are asking voters to grant them the authority to reform the state’s tangible personal property taxA property tax is primarily levied on immovable property like land and buildings, as well as on tangible personal property that is movable, like vehicles and equipment. Property taxes are the single largest source of state and local revenue in the U.S. and help fund schools, roads, police, and other services. system.