Posted by: Scott | Saturday, September 30, 2006

Statewide Ballot Measures

In the Nov. 7, 2006 election, Wyoming voters will decide on three amendments to the constitution.

  • Constitutional Amendment A – Mineral Trust Fund

    SUMMARY
    The adoption of this amendment would clarify that all monies deposited in the Permanent Wyoming Mineral Trust Fund are inviolate permanent funds of the state.
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  • Constitutional Amendment B – School Funding

    SUMMARY
    The Wyoming Supreme Court has held that school funding must be equalized among all school districts in the state.

    The adoption of this amendment would repeal the current limitation on the amount of property tax revenues that may be redistributed by the state through the School Foundation Program Account from school districts with greater property tax revenues to other school districts in the state.
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  • Constitutional Amendment C – Higher Education

    SUMMARY

    This amendment authorizes the creation of permanent funds for two purposes: First, higher education scholarships, which include the current Hathaway scholarship program; and second, improving the quality of higher education. The principal in the funds, regardless of the source of the funds, cannot be expended. The earnings must be used for the purposes specified and the legislature is authorized to regulate how the earnings are used. Earnings from funds in the current Hathaway student scholarship account are intended to be used for college scholarships. The amendment would also allow the funds to be invested as the legislature authorizes, including in stocks.
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What say you about these proposals?

HT: Project Vote Smart

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