Midterm ballot measures to watch: Abortion rights, gun rights and more
Ray Bogan: We are just one day away. That’s right. Tomorrow is the US midterm elections and we’ve talked a lot about governor’s races, Senate races, congressional races, will now let’s go over some of the most important ballot measures that voters are going to be considering around the country. So first, there are five states where abortion is on the ballot in Vermont, Michigan and California. They are voting to enshrine the right to an abortion into the state constitution. But Kentucky and Montana are a little bit different. Kentucky’s ballot measure actually says the right to an abortion is not guaranteed in the Constitution, and therefore state funding is not guaranteed. And then in Montana, they are having a ballot measure that states, all infants need to receive medical care, including those who have survived and attempted abortion. Moving on to drug policy in the Dakotas, Missouri, Arkansas and Maryland. Voters are going to be considering whether to make marijuana illegal for people who are 21 and up and also at a state tax to the sale of marijuana. Colorado as you know, marijuana is already legal. They’re actually going to be voting on whether or not to make psychedelic drugs, including mushrooms legal. And then finally, there’s a millionaire’s tax in Massachusetts, the voters there will decide whether to add 4% tax on income over $1 million. People who are in favor of the millionaire’s tax say that it will make sure everybody pays their fair share, and that it will go to a good cause including public transportation and public education. Those who are against this tax say this could hurt anybody, not just millionaires, because it goes for one time income. So meaning if you sell a house if you sell an investment if you sell a business, if you’re trying to create a nest egg for retirement, all of that could be taxed and it could hurt average people now stay with straight arrow news throughout the night tomorrow for up to the date election coverage. It’s going to be coming in live.