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Ballot Guide 

2014 General Election Ballot Guide: THE TAXPAYER’S PERSPECTIVE

by Lee Schalk / /

On November 4, voters from all across the country will head to the ballot box to decide which party will control the United State Senate and to determine the outcomes of tight gubernatorial races. While these contests may steal most of the headlines, taxpayers should also pay close attention to the various measures that will appear on their ballots. The outcomes of propositions, initiatives, referenda, proposals, and constitutional amendments in 33 states could have an enormous impact on government growth, economic vitality, and job creation — not to mention taxpayers’ wallets.


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Blog 

Big Government Tries Again to Tax Soda Like a Sin

by melodie bowler / /

Once again, soda taxes have reached the November ballot in two California cities, Berkeley and San Francisco. Berkeley's city leaders have chosen to place a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on the ballot; San Francisco's measure attempts to levy a 2-cents-per-ounce t
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Taxpayers Already Fighting November Ballot Measures

by Lee Schalk / /

As we head towards fall, debates regarding state and local November ballot measures are heating up. In many places, groups of citizen activists are organizing to push back against the threat of greater spending and higher taxes.
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Press Release 

Sleepy Election? No Way! Taxpayer Group's Analysis of State & Local Ballot Measures Reveals Major Issues at Stake

by Pete Sepp, Lee Schalk / /

Today, the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union (NTU) released its 2013 Ballot Guide: The Taxpayer's Perspective. NTU's guide covers statewide and local propositions, initiatives, referenda, proposals and constitutional amendments from 14 states that w
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