2016BallotInitiatives

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Head to the Polls and Elect to Fund Infrastructure

This election season ASCE has been monitoring state and local ballot measures across at least five states.  The issues covered include everything from general infrastructure funding to transit to state parks. Transportation funding is one area that can expect to generate the most new revenue from Tuesday’s elections.  In fact, so far this year 55......

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Maine Voters Asked to Approve $100 Million Infrastructure Bond

Question 6  is a statewide ballot measure that asks voters to consider whether the state may issue $100 million in bonds for transportation and other infrastructure projects. This is the third time in recent years that Maine voters will be asked to make a significant investment in the state. Each of the previous measures passed......

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California Decides How Voters Impact Infrastructure Projects

Proposition 53 is a statewide ballot measure that asks voters to consider whether the state may sell revenue bonds for projects expected to cost over $2 billion.  This ballot measure would specifically apply to all projects financed, owned, operated, or managed by the state as well as those of joint agencies formed between the state and......

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New Jersey Puts Transportation Front & Center This Fall

For the last three months New Jersey transportation job sites have been mostly quiet.  Despite what’s traditionally the heat of summer construction season, shovels have been put down and heavy equipment silenced by the impasse between Governor Christie and leaders from the State Legislature. On September 30, Governor Christie, Senator Sweeney and Representative Prieto......

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Safe Roads Amendment Protects Illinois Transportation Dollars

The “Safe Roads Amendment” is a statewide ballot measure that asks voters to decided how the state can spend its transportation dollars. More specifically, this measure will protect transportation revenue (like the gas tax, tolls, licenses and vehicle registration fees) from being diverted to non-transportation projects. Illinois is following in the footsteps of its neighbor Wisconsin, who......

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Alabama Looks to Protect Park Revenue through Amendment 2

Amendment 2 is a statewide ballot measure that will provide a dedicated source of funding to Alabama’s State Park System.  Preventing critical dollars received by the State Parks Fund and the State Parks Revolving Fund, from being diverted to other public accounts will ensure Alabamians have ample resources for the preservation and enhancement of park......

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