From the ATR website.
On Tuesday, taxpayers overwhelmingly prevailed in each of the top five binding tax related ballot measures:
53 percent — 47 percent in Massachusetts — Question 1: In deep blue Massachusetts, voters repealed a law that indexed the state gas tax to inflation, eliminating a vote-less backdoor tax hike on taxpayers.
80 percent — 20 percent in Wisconsin — Question 1: From now on, the state gas tax must only be used to fund Wisconsin’s transportation system. Over the past 10 years, Wisconsin’s legislature has raided the state’s transportation fund to the tune of $1.4 billion.
80 percent — 20 percent in Nevada — Question 3: In Harry Reid’s home state, voters defeated a proposed 2 percent "margin tax" on businesses. The revenue from the new tax was to be granted to the state’s public school districts.
66 percent — 34 percent in Tennessee — Amendment 3: Voters enshrined in the state constitution a prohibition on state and local income taxes.
74 percent — 26 percent in Georgia — Amendment A: Voters enshrined in the state constitution a cap on the state income tax at the effective rate on January 1, 2015. Therefore the state legislature is now constitutionally prohibited from increasing the state income tax rate any higher.
Not only did voters directly reject tax increases, they rejected gubernatorial candidates who championed higher taxes — even in deep blue states such as Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maryland.
Grover Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform, a coalition of taxpayer groups, individuals, and businesses opposed to higher taxes at the federal, state, and local levels. The coalition organizes the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which asks all candidates for federal and state office to commit themselves in writing to oppose all tax increases. Read more reports from Grover Norquist — Click Here Now.
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