State Ballot Issues Affect Local Governments Across America

Governing magazine profiles a series of ballot issues being contested in today’s election, highlighting many with substantive effects on state and local governments. Their “aggregator” article includes links to a wide range of coverage, organized by topic.

From Governing‘s coverage of transportation issues, some reference to Maryland’s “lockbox” amendment:


Like Wisconsin, Maryland voters will decide a similar proposal. Over the past few years, state lawmakers have taken more than $1 billion out of transportation funds to balance the budget. The proposed constitutional amendment would only allow the protected money to be used for non-transportation related items if the governor declared a fiscal emergency and both chambers of the General Assembly approved the transfers by a three-fifths vote.

Read the full article online.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties