2016 General Election Ballot Measure Guide
Five measures will appear on the ballot this November, some are no-brainers, others are a little more nuanced. The following is our short-version guide to help you decide.
Measure #1 is a legislatively-passed house-cleaning measure to make sure the state constitution requires legislators to actually live in their districts. That’s really all there is to it.
As such Measure #1 deserves a Watchdog Approved YES vote.
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Measure #2 is a legislatively-passed effort to place an upper limit on how much oil tax revenue can be placed in the Foundation Aid Stabilization Fund (15% of General Fund Spending on Education).
The exact language of the new text reads:
Whenever the principal balance of the foundation aid stabilization fund exceeds fifteen percent of the general fund appropriation for state aid to school districts, for the most recently completed biennium, as determined by the office of management and budget, the legislative assembly may appropriate or transfer any excess principal balance. Such amount may be used for education …
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