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So many ballot measures, so little time! With only a few hours before votes start getting counted, I still haven't covered every ballot measure I wanted to mention in our guide. So, here's a final update. In the interest of time, I won't provide my own analysis of these, but will instead link to an article that covers the subject.
Issue: Amendment 47, which would prohibit unions from charging mandatory dues.
Issue: Amendment 105, which would require initiatives that involve new spending, taxes or fees to receive a majority of the vote of all registered voters in order to pass, instead of simply a majority of those who cast ballots in that election.
Issue: HF 2285, which would raise sales taxes to fund natural resources and the arts.
Issue: Question 2, which would prevent government from using eminent domain to give private property to developers.
Issue: Measure 57, which would increase prison sentences for certain types of criminals and offer probation for first-time offenders.
Issue: Measure 61, which would require mandatory minimum prison sentences for a variety of crimes.
Issue: Proposition 2, which would set standards for the confinement of hens, veal calves and pregnant pigs.
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