Ballot Initiatives
PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES INITIATIVE WINS
NAME DESCRIPTION STATE YEAR RESULT
No on Title 43 A no vote approves a law that provides a corporate income tax credit for qualified oil and gas industry expenditures AK 2014 Win
Yes on Arizona 122 Rejection of Unconstitutional Federal Actions Amendment AZ 2014 Win
No on Prop 45 Healthcare insurance rate changes CA 2014 Win
Falcon School District School bond measure CO 2014 Win
Larimer County, CO Allow for use of county sales and use tax to maintain and administer open space and other natural areas CO 2014 Win
North Metro (CO) Fire District Funding for local fire departments CO 2014 Win
South Suburban (CO) Park and Recreation Department Funding for renovating and new park projects CO 2014 Win
City of Loveland, CO Prevent moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing CO 2014 Win
Summit County, CO Levy measure for water quality protection and emergency service response CO 2014 Win
Yes on Amendment 1 Water and land conversation measure FL 2014 Win
New Trier High School District School bond measure IL 2014 Win
Joliet Park District School bond measure IL 2014 Win
No on Question 2 Prevent expansion of bottle deposits on containers of non-alcoholic non-carbonated drinks MA 2014 Win
No on Question 3 Against a prohibition of casinos, slot machines, and simulcast greyhound races MA 2014 Win
Yes on Question 6 Water and wetlands ballot measure ME 2014 Win
Montcalm Community College Community College tax levy MI 2014 Win
Kirtland Community College Community College bond measure MI 2014 Win
Bernalillo County, NM Open space levy measure NM 2014 Win
Yes on Question 1 Creation of a State Intermediate Appellate Court NV 2014 Win
Yes on Issue 1 To renew bonds to finance public infrastructure projects for local governments such as roads, bridges, and sewers OH 2014 Win
Franklin County, OH Children Services To renew a levy to benefit Franklin County Children Services OH 2014 Win
City of Youngstown, OH Against a prohibition of fracking and infrastructre that supported gas producetion OH 2014 Win
Yes on Amendment Q Expansion of casino gaming in Deadwood casino SD 2014 Win
Yes on Amendment 1 To give the state legislature the ability to regulate abortion TN 2014 Win
Yes on Amendment 2 State Supreme Court Justice appointments TN 2014 Win
Sheridan County, WY County excise tax WY 2014 Win
Yes on Amendment One Extends Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust Amendment for 20 years AL 2012 Win
Central CO Water District Provide funding to address water shortages and provide working farms and raches with water CO 2012 Win
No on Proposal Two Grant public and private employees the constitutional right to organize and bargain collectively through labor unions MI 2012 Win
No on Issue 2 Would create a citizen commission to draw legislative and congressional district maps OH 2012 Win
Yes on Proposition 20 Congressional district lines to be re-drawn by a committee CA 2010 Win
Yes on Proposition 26 Requires a 2/3 supermajority vote in the legislature to pass certain fees CA 2010 Win
No on Proposition 27 Return task of redistricting to the California State Legislature CA 2010 Win
Yes on 3A Littleton Public Schools District tax levy increase CO 2010 Win
Yes on Ballot Issue A South Suburban Park and Recreation extend property tax levy CO 2010 Win
Vote YES for Beachfront Park Bonds $5 million bond to acquire, develop and preserve beach front property FL 2010 Win
Quality Growth Fund Continued re-allocation of a portion of sales taxes for Quality Growth Fund ND 2010 Win
Yes for Issues 1 for Jobs Extend the Ohio 3rd Frontier Program to promote economic growth OH 2010 Win
Yes for Issues 2 for Casinos Change location of Columbus Casino Facility authorized by previous vote OH 2010 Win
Yes on Measure 34-181 Tigard’s Water, Natural Areas and Wildlife Bond Measure OR 2010 Win
Amendment K Protects the right to secret ballots in federal, state, and union elections SD 2010 Win
Yes on Issue 3 for Casinos Authorize Four Casinos to be built in Ohio OH 2009 Win
Yes on Proposition 100 Block the legislature from enacting a real estate transfer tax AZ 2008 Win
Yes on Proposition 102 Amend constitution to recognize marriage between one man & one woman AZ 2008 Win
Yes on Proposition 9 Laws governing treatment crime victims and parole procedures CA 2008 Win
Yes on Proposition 11 Independent commission to draw legislative district boundaries CA 2008 Win
Yes on Amendment 1 Portability of Save Our Homes Cap FL 2008 Win
Yes on 1 Would repeal Legislature’s bill LD431 to tax beverages and doctors visits ME 2008 Win
Yes on Funding/ Outdoors Heritage Sales tax increase of three eighths of one percent MN 2008 Win
Yes on Issue 2 Borrow $400 million for environmental conservation, preservation purposes OH 2008 Win
Open & Clean Gov’ Act Proposes to end taxpayer-funded lobbying SD 2008 Win
Wyandotte County, Game Initiative New Indian gaming casino/entertainment KS 2007 Win
City of Dallas, Trinity River Project Stop toll road from being built TX 2007 Win
No on Prop 82 Reiner Initiative Mandatory Pre-School CA 2006 Win
No on San Diego Co Prop A Use of military land for airport CA 2006 Win
Yes on San Bernardino Meas Term limits for SB County Supervisors CA 2006 Win
Yes on California Prop 83 Jessica’s Law CA 2006 Win
No on Westlake Village Measure Z Stop construction of Lowe’s store CA 2006 Win
No On Amendment 40 Term limits for judiciary CO 2006 Win
No on Referendum I Marriage amendment CO 2006 Win
Yes on Referred Measure 5A Affordable housing in Summit County CO 2006 Win
Yes on Amendment 43 Ban same sex marriage CO 2006 Win
For Clean Water/ Wildlife Habitat Environmental protection FL 2006 Win
American Water Company (Vote No) Eminent domain – KY American Water KY 2006 Win
Yes on Amendment 5 Early childhood education funding NE 2006 Win
Vote No on Amendment D Property assessments and taxes SD 2006 Win
Yes on South Dakota Tobacco Tax Tobacco tax for smoking education SD 2006 Win
YES on Amendment 1 Marriage amendment TN 2006 Win
Yes on City of Dallas 12 Bond Initiatives General obligation bond measures TX 2006 Win
Yes to Arizona Tech Transfer Financial benefits for university researchers AZ 2004 Win
San Diego Prop B “Vote No” Construction of new landfill CA 2004 Win
Yes on Measure J School bond measure CA 2004 Win
No on Measure M Repeal city utility tax CA 2004 Win
No on Measure N Prohibit using city funds for municipal utility CA 2004 Win
No on Prop 62 Establish Louisiana-style primary elections CA 2004 Win
No on Prop 66 Place limitations on “Three Strikes” law CA 2004 Win
Yes on Prop 69 Create mandatory DNA collection database CA 2004 Win
Yes on 3A Mill levy override to fund school operations CO 2004 Win
Yes on 3A & 3B Mill levy for capital improvements/technology CO 2004 Win
Yes on 2A Establish sales tax for trails and open space CO 2004 Win
Vote Yes, Defense of Marriage Constitutional amendment defining marriage MI 2004 Win
Yes on Three Limit attorney’s fees in med mal cases NV 2004 Win
No, NV. Insurance Rates Amend insurance rates and practices NV 2004 Win
No, NV. Frivolous Lawsuits Amend lawyer penalties for frivolous lawsuits NV 2004 Win
Yes, in Favor of Issue 1 Defense of marriage amendment OH 2004 Win
No, SD Food Sales Tax Exempt food from sales and use taxes SD 2004 Win
Yes, Arlington, TX Stadium Public financing for new stadium TX 2004 Win
Yes on X Sales tax increase for natural preservation UT 2004 Win
OPS Extension Tax extension for trails, open space & parks CO 2003 Win
Arapahoe County Open Space Establish county wide sales tax for open space CO 2003 Win
Summit County Extend tax for water supply, biomass, rec. CO 2003 Win
For the Kids Increase taxes to assist abused children OH 2003 Win
Yes on Bond Issue Bond Issue CA 2002 Win
Yes on Bond Measure Bond Issue CA 2002 Win
No on Bond Measure Bond Issue CA 2002 Win
No on Measure HH Utility tax in Huntington Beach CA 2002 Win
Yes on Measures J & L Development in El Segundo CA 2002 Win
St. Vrain Valley Schools $212.9 million bond for schools CO 2002 Win
Keeping a Strong Foundation Littleton Schools Bond Initiative CO 2002 Win
Citizens for Vail’s Future Lodging/Sales tax on Conference Center CO 2002 Win
Citizens for Open Space Property Tax for Open Space CO 2002 Win
People For Responsible Growth Approve County/Resort Land Agreement CO 2002 Win
Arizona Wins Initiative Stadium Initiative (Arizona Cardinals) AZ 2000 Win
Arizona Education 2000 Increase Education Funding AZ 2000 Win
Yes on 1A Tribal Gaming CA 2000 Win
Yes on Prop 21 Juvenile Crime CA 2000 Win
Yes on Measure U Transient Occupancy Tax Increase CA 2000 Win
No on Measure Q Huntington Beach Anti-Utility Tax CA 2000 Win
Elk Grove Cityhood Campaign CA 2000 Win
No on Pekin Takeover City Takeover of Water Utility IL 2000 Win
Yes on Issue 4 Income Tax Rate Reduction MA 2000 Win
No on Prop. A Limit Billboards on Roads MO 2000 Win
No on Prop. B Public Financing of Campaigns MO 2000 Win
Yes on Issue 1 Brownfield/Greenfields OH 2000 Win
No on Amend. D Banning Video Lottery SD 2000 Win
Yes on Amend. E Increase Bet Limits in Deadwood City SD 2000 Win
Travis County Anti-Light Rail TX 2000 Win
Yuma Wal-Mart expansion AZ 1999 Win
Los Arcos Arena – Concept and Finance Plan AZ 1999 Win
Fountain Hills Target store development AZ 1999 Win
Scottsdale Los Arcos financing AZ 1999 Win
SCIP’99 Colorado Springs Improvement Program CO 1999 Win
Issue 1 Statewide School Bond OH 1999 Win
Issue 20 Permanent Sales Tax OH 1999 Win
Issue 4 City Charter Change OH 1999 Win
Proposition 1 Prop. tax increase for Seattle Center WA 1999 Win
Yes Prop. 303 Growth AZ 1998 Win
Yes on Prop 227 English Immersion (Anti-Bilingual Ed) CA 1998 Win
Yes on Initiative 4A Stadium Initiative (Denver Broncos) CO 1998 Win
No on B Anti-Euthanasia MI 1998 Win
No on Issue 11 Stadium Location OH 1998 Win
Yes on Issue 12 Anti-Tax OH 1998 Win
Yes on Ref. 1 Stadium Init. (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) FL 1996 Win
Yes on Issue 1 Stadium Initiative (Cincinnati Bengals) OH 1996 Win

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