15 ballot measures from across the country that you should know about

From Ballotpedia

Ballotpedia, yesterday, brought out what they thought was the Top 15 overall races worth watching next Tuesday. Now, drum roll please, here are the Top 15 ballot measures to watch on Election Night.

Here are five from our list:

  • California Proposition 8: Limits on Dialysis Clinics’ Revenue and Required Refunds – The most expensive ballot measure battle in 2018 represents a new front in the conflict between the SEIU-UHW West, a labor organization, and the state’s two largest dialysis businesses.
  • Washington 1631: Carbon Emissions Fee – An initiative to establish a carbon emissions fee that would be the first of its kind in the United States. Washington voters defeated a carbon tax initiative in 2016. Will the differences in the provisions of the measures and in the campaigns mean a different outcome in November?
  • The recreational marijuana legalization movement tries to break into the Midwest: Voters will decide Michigan Proposal 1 and North Dakota Measure 3. North Dakota could become only the second state that voted Republican in the last three presidential elections to legalize marijuana; Alaska is the other. Michigan Proposal 1 is ahead in the polls. North Dakota Measure 3 has some unique automatic record expungement provisions, and polling suggests that the outcome on election night could go either way.
  • Ohio Issue 1: Drug and Criminal Justice Policies – This initiative would reduce prison sentencing for non-violent drug crimes and other low-level, non-violent crimes. Depending on which gubernatorial candidate you ask, Ohio Issue 1 could help alleviate or worsen the state’s opioid epidemic. Opioid overdoses caused 33 deaths per 100,000 Ohioans in 2016.

California Proposition 10: Local Rent Control – An initiative to allow more local rent control, Proposition 10 brings one of California’s key issues, housing, into sharp focus and is also one of the most expensive ballot measure battles in 2018.

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