Voters Considering Tax Ballot Initiatives Next Tuesday

November 1, 2013

Last year on Election Day, we put up a page tracking the results for a bunch of state and local ballot initiatives on tax policy. Look forward to that next Tuesday, November 5, where voters in 14 states have elections with initiatives. The good people at the National Taxpayers Union have their ballot guide detailing all of them, and here's a selection below.

The table below lists each initiative and we’ll update this post by filling in the table with the results.

State & Initiative
Arizona Tucson Proposition 401 removes a local spending cap.
California Corte Madera Measure B increases the sales tax by 0.5 percentage points.
California Larkspur Measure C increases the sales tax by 0.5 percentage points.
California Mesa Park District Measure I imposes a $49 annual parcel tax for four years.
California San Anselmo Measure D​ increases the sales tax by 0.5 percentage points.
California San Rafael Measure E increases the sales tax by 0.25 percentage points.
California Scotts Valley Measure U​ increases the sales tax by 0.5 percentage points.
Colorado Proposition AA imposes a 15 percent excise tax and a 10 percent sales tax on marijuana, legalized by ballot initiative last year.
Colorado Amendment 66 increases the current state income from 4.63 percent to a graduated rate of 5 percent on income up to $75,000, and 5.9 percent above that. More on Amendment 66 here.
Florida Hialeah voters are deciding whether to eliminate pensions for elected officials.
Missouri Ralls County is voting on whether to increase the sales tax by 0.5 percentage points.
Missouri Taney County is voting on the 911 Services Sales Tax Proposal, that would remove the tax on landline telephones and instead raise the sales tax by 0.25 percentage points.
New York Proposal 1 would allow casino gambling, authorizing seven casinos statewide.
New York Proposal 3 permits local governments to exceed debt limits for sewer projects.
Ohio Cincinnati Issue 4 switches new city employees to a defined-contribution tax plan.
Ohio Plain City is voting on whether to create a 0.25 percent local income tax.
Ohio Rocky River Issue 58 would increase the local income tax from 1.5 percent to 2 percent.
Ohio Sheffield Lake Issue 18 would increase the local income tax from 1.5 percent to 2 percent.
South Carolina Florence's Sales and Use Tax Referendum will decide whether to extend a temporary 1 percent sales tax currently scheduled to expire in 2014 by seven years.
Tennessee Memphis Sales Tax Referendum increases the sales tax by 0.5 percentage points.
Texas Amendment 1 adds a property tax exemption for spouses of members of the military killed in action.
Texas Amendment 3 extends the current 175-day limit to qualify for exemption from the property tax on aircraft parts.
Texas Amendment 4 adds a property tax exemption to partially disabled veterans if the home was donated by a charity.
Texas Amendment 6 allows local governments to use the state's Rainy Day Fund for local water projects.
Utah Kaysville Proposition 5 requires the local municipal utility to refund revenues in excess of its costs.
Washington Leavenworth is voting on increasing the sales tax rate by 0.1 percentage point.

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