• Massachusetts 3 hours ago

    Mass. Dental Ballot Question Campaign Launches $1.5 Million Ad Buy

    The campaign asking voters to approve a new law dealing with dental insurer spending launched its first television ad on Tuesday, taking direct aim at the carrier that has poured millions of dollars into trying to sink the ballot question. “Delta Dental, a so-called not for profit company, contributed $291 million to their parent company while only spending $177 million…

  • Massachusetts July 25, 2022 6:46 pm

    A Look at the Mass. Ballot Question That Would Create a ‘Millionaire's Tax'

    A group of Massachusetts residents thinks the state’s education and transportation systems need to be better funded. “We need more funding when it comes to education and public transportation,” said Gerly Adrien. “And a way to do this is the Fair Share Amendment.” So Adrien, a director of “Fair Share for Massachusetts,” is working to get a ballot question...

  • voting June 22, 2022 12:14 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…

  • Massachusetts June 14, 2022 12:51 pm

    Mass. High Court Tosses Ballot Question on Benefits for App-Based Drivers

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has tossed the ballot question involving the status and benefits for app-based drivers off the November ballot, upending an expensive campaign with a ruling that the question contains “at least two substantively distinct policy decisions.” Writing for the court, Justice Scott Kafker said that most parts of the proposed ballot question (there are technically two…

  • rideshare May 17, 2022 11:52 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 6:12 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 8:41 am

    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 7:30 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 6:39 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 9:44 am

    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 1:10 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…

  • Massachusetts October 13, 2020 7:42 pm

    What You Need to Know About Ranked-Choice Voting

    Massachusetts residents will weigh in on ranked-choice voting with Question 2.

  • Right to Repair October 16, 2020 1:51 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…

  • cars October 1, 2020 7:21 pm

    Ballot Question 1, on Right to Repair, Explained

    You’ve likely seen ads for Massachusetts’ ballot question 1, which is called right to repair. We separated fact from fiction on the issue.

  • ballot question May 26, 2020 3:53 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 6:20 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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