Wednesday, November 9, 2016

In Other News

Recreational marijuana legalization passed in California, Nevada and Massachusetts; meanwhile voters in Florida, Arkansas, and North Dakota approved medical marijuana.

Voters in San Diego rejected putting up $1.1 billion in public funds for a new football stadium.

Four states – Maine, Washington, Arizona, and Colorado – have passed new minimum wage laws that raise the wage to $12/hour or more over time.

Colorado has voted to allow physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill.

Washington state rejected a proposed carbon tax; most of the other tax hikes up for vote failed as well, although California voters approved big cigarette and e-cig taxes.

Nebraska voters re-instituted the death penalty after the legislature had abolished it.

I think the absence of any clear ideological trend in these laws says something about where the country is right now.

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