Presentation on theme: "Massachusetts Ballot Questions November 4, 2014 Question 1 Eliminating Gas Tax Indexing Question 2 Expanding the Beverage Container Deposit Law Question."— Presentation transcript:
Massachusetts Ballot Questions November 4, 2014 Question 1 Eliminating Gas Tax Indexing Question 2 Expanding the Beverage Container Deposit Law Question 3 Expanding Prohibitions on Gaming Question 4 Earned Sick Time for Employees
Question 1 Eliminating Gas Tax Indexing Overview / Yes vs. No OverviewYesNo In 2013, the gas tax was raised from 21 to 24 cents per gallon and indexed for inflation YES: would eliminate the requirement that the state’s gas tax be adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index. NO: would make no change in the laws regarding the gas tax.
Question 2 Expanding the Beverage Container Deposit Law Overview / Yes / No / Debate / The Story of Bottled Water OverviewYesNoDebateThe Story of Bottled Water YES: would expand the state’s beverage container deposit law to all non-alcoholic, non-carbonated drinks, including water Some exceptions such as diary Now 5 cents, will adjusted for inflation every 5 years NO: would make no change to current deposit system
Question 3 Expanding Prohibitions on Gaming Overview / Debate OverviewDebate YES: would prohibit casinos, any gaming establishment with slot machines, and wagering on simulcast greyhound races. NO: leaves current state gaming laws as is.
Question 4 Earned Sick Time for Employees Overview YES: would allow workers to earn and use a set amount of paid or unpaid sick time per year based on specific conditions, such as the size of their companies. NO: maintains current laws.
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