by Byrne Hobart
Although most people were paying closer attention to the Presidential election, some local votes might have a bigger impact in the long run:
- Massachusetts voted against a ballot initiative to end their state income tax, surprisingly basically nobody. According to the AP, “virtually every elected official in the state” opposed the initiative. Interestingly enough, one third of the voters supported it, even though opponents spent ten times as much on ads. Apparentlty the voters in Massachusetts have a hard time electing anyone who feels the way they do about taxes.
- On the other hand, Maine voters decided to abolish taxes on beer and soda, thanks in no part to funding from the beverage industry. In a move