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State and Local Ballot Initiative Results, November 2013

By: Lyman Stone

Yesterday, voters in New Jersey and Virginia cast votes in closely-watched gubernatorial races. However, this year’s election also featured numerous 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. policy measures of interest. Perhaps the most significant of these came in Colorado, in the form of the now-defeated Amendment 66, a proposal to raise almost $1 billion in new income taxes to increase education spending.

The table below lists each major ballot initiative and the results.