HIGHLIGHTS OF 1988 BALLOT PROPOSALS
Ballot Measure 3:Create community-college system separate from University of Alaska system.
Proposition 106:Declare English official language.
Item 4:Repeal personal-property tax on household goods. Require vote of 60 percent of legislature or approval by popular referendum to levy, amend state taxes. Change taxing procedure for motor vehicles.
Proposition 78:$600-million bond issue for higher education.
Proposition 79:$800-million bond issue for public schools.
Proposition 85:$75-million bond issue for public libraries.
Proposition 98:Set minimum state funding level for public schools. Earmark revenues collected in excess of state spending limit for education. Require school "report cards." Mandate "prudent" state budget reserve.
Constitutional Amendment 1:Declare English official language.
Constitutional Amendment 6:Limit property tax on homes to 1 percent of value. Require voter approval for future property-tax increases greater than 1 percent. Cut income tax by 10 percent.
Constitutional Amendment 6:Create state Taxation and Budget Commission.
Constitutional Amendment 11:Declare English official language.
Amendment 1:Create appointive office of commissioner of education to replace elected state school superintendent.
Amendment 6:Provide state officials with "sovereign and official" immunity from prosecution.
Constitutional Amendment 5:Allow 17-year-olds to vote if they will turn 18 during election year.
Constitutional Amendment 6:Allow Hawaii State Student Council to appoint nonvoting student member to state board of education.
House Joint Resolution 3:Allow state lottery, pari-mutuel betting, charitable games of chance.
Question:For the calling of a state constitutional convention.
Constitutional Amendment:Lower voting age to 18.
Amendment 1:Allow a state lottery.
Constitutional Amendment 1:Allow a state lottery.
Question 6:$36.8-million bond issue for University of Maine system.
Question 4:Close electric power plants that produce nuclear waste.
Constitutional Amendment 3:Allow a state lottery.
Constitutional Amendment 17:Allow school districts to invest in stock and in other ways authorized by legislature.
Legislative Resolution 106:Extend through 1999 statewide 6-mill property tax for higher education.
Constitutional Amendment 3B:Allow 17-year-olds to vote if they will turn 18 by time of general election.
Question 2:Clarify which 16th Section lands are pledged to finance education.
Question 3:Let legislature disallow executive branch regulations.
Question 9:Prohibit personal income tax.
Constitutional Amendment:Let legislature disallow executive branch regulations.
Question 1:$350-million bond issue for higher education.
Constitutional Amendment 2:Allow governor to fire appointees without stating reason.
Constitutional Amendment 4:Allow counties to issue bonds for library materials.
Bond Issue 1:$20.8 million for public schools, $29.7 million for higher education.
Bond Issue 4:$1.5 million for public libraries.
Constitutional Amendment 2:Revise rules on appointment to and powers of state board of higher education.
Constitutional Amendment 3:Allow state to tax federal property if Congress agrees. Allow state to tax county, municipal property if legislature agrees.
Constitutional Amendment 2:Allow Common School Fund to buy equities, stocks.
Measure 5:1-cent sales tax on beer, cigarettes to fund college sports.
Question 4:$17.7-million bond issue for University of Rhode Island library.
Question 9:Allow state to issue college-savings bonds.
Question 4:Reduce mandatory state general-fund reserve from 4 percent to 3 percent of revenues. Require new capital reserve fund equal to 2 percent of revenues.
Constitutional Amendment C:Limit tax on agricultural property to 1 percent and on non-agricultural property to 2.5 percent of 1984 values. Percentages cannot rise more that 2 percent annually in subsequent years.
Amendment 2:Establish "rainy day" fund in state treasury.
Amendment 3:Allow Permanent School Fund, Permanent University Fund, Public Employees Retirement Fund, and Teachers Retirement Fund to invest 1 percent of holdings in new Texas Growth Fund to promote economic development.
Initiative A:Limit property tax on homes to 0.75 percent of value. Limit tax on other property to 1 percent of value.
Initiative B:Reduce income, sales, gasoline, cigarette taxes to 1986 rates.
Initiative C:Income-tax credit for private-school expenses.
Amendment 1:Double amount of bonded debt that school districts, local governments may incur.
Amendment 1:Allow legislature to set three property-tax classifications--mineral, industrial, and other.