• voting June 22, 2022 4:14 pm

    Mass. ‘Millionaire Tax' Ballot Question Is Fair, High Court Rules, Setting Up Nov. Vote

    The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that the wording of a ballot question for a proposed “millionaire tax” constitutional amendment is legal and the measure can go before voters in November. The amendment would impose a 4% surtax on the portion of an individual’s annual income that exceeds $1 million. It had been challenged by a business group and…

  • rideshare May 17, 2022 10:18 pm

    Battle Heats Up Over Rideshare Ballot Question

    When Massachusetts voters go to the polls in November, they will be deciding on an issue that will have a big impact on drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft.

  • hydropower October 31, 2021 10:12 pm

    Political Campaign Over $1B Power Line Project Is Most Expensive in Maine History

    Mainers have weighed in on a number of high-profile ballot questions — casinos, universal health care, marijuana legalization, assisted suicide, abortion and same-sex marriage, to name a few. None of them come close to the level of spending as the battle over a 145-mile electricity transmission line.

  • workers rights September 8, 2021 12:41 pm

    Warren to Join Opposition to Potential App-Based Driver Ballot Question in Allston

    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren plans to wade into the intensifying fight over app-based driver classification and benefits in Massachusetts by aligning herself with the groups fighting an industry-backed ballot question, the opposition campaign announced Tuesday. The Coalition to Protect Workers’ Rights, a group of labor and civil rights organizations working to sink the potential ballot question, said it will...

  • ride share September 8, 2021 10:34 am

    Warren to Join Opposition to Potential Rideshare Ballot Question in Allston

    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren announces her endorsement for the Coalition to Protect Workers’ Rights, a group of labor and civil rights organizations opposing a potential ballot question concerning worker classification and benefits for app-based drivers. Unionized grocery workers, labor leaders, and app-based drivers will also participate at the event.

  • Question 1 November 4, 2020 11:20 am

    Right to Repair Approved in Massachusetts

    Massachusetts voters have approved a ballot question designed to expand the state’s “Right to Repair” law. Starting with model year 2022, the measure requires manufacturers of motor vehicles sold in Massachusetts to equip any vehicles that use telematic systems to collect and wirelessly transmit mechanical data to a remote server with a standardized open access data platform.

  • Decision 2020 November 3, 2020 12:42 pm

    Question Two: Ranked Choice Voting

    With Question 2, Massachusetts voters will decide whether to approve a system that changes the way votes are tallied, preventing anyone from winning without a majority and taking people’s second choices into account

  • ranked-choice voting October 27, 2020 5:10 pm

    J-Law Says Vote Yes on Question 2, but Gov. Baker Disagrees

    Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito plan to vote against the ballot question that would implement a ranked-choice system for Massachusetts elections, their campaign announced Tuesday. “At a time when we need to be promoting turnout and making it easier for voters to cast their ballots, we worry that question two will add an additional layer of complication…

  • Right to Repair October 16, 2020 5:52 pm

    Understanding Both Sides in the 2020 Right to Repair Ballot Question

    Right to Repair is on the ballot in November — again. This time it’s to update the law that passed by voter referendum in 2013. That law requires that independent repair shops have the same access as automakers to the vehicle computer information used to diagnose problems. But supporters of Right to Repair say there was a carve-out in that…

  • ballot question May 26, 2020 7:53 pm

    Mass. SJC Allows Beer, Wine Sale Ballot Question to Move Forward

    Supporters of a ballot question that would let convenience stores and other food stores sell beer and wine won a key legal battle in Massachusetts’s highest court on Tuesday. The question was launched by the convenience store chain Cumberland Farms and would let local authorities issue licenses allowing food stores to sell beer and wine. Local licensing authorities would...

  • ballot question February 11, 2020 11:20 pm

    Ballot Question Would Let Mass. Food Stores Sell Beer and Wine

    A ballot question that would let convenience stores and other food stores sell beer and wine is drawing criticism from some researchers and substance abuse coordinators who say it could result in more crime and alcohol consumption. The question would let local authorities issue licenses allowing food stores to sell wine and malt beverages to be consumed off the premises….

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