Transportation Ballot Measures

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Election Date:
November 08, 2016

Kansas City, MO

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Uncounted

Results: Pass, 57% - 43%

Kansas City Councilmembers have approved a light rail proposal, put forth by long-time transit advocate Clay Chastain.  Revenue for the plan would be generated by a 3/8-cent sales tax increase for 25 years, plus the 3/8 cents that currently go to the bus system, once that tax expires in 2024.  However, councilmembers see this plan as “unworkable” and if they deem it impossible to implement, they could scrap it, even if voters approve the measure in November.  This happened with another one of Chastain’s proposals in 2006 that voters passed.

2017 Results
12
States
17 Measures

Win: 15
Loss:  2

Success Rate: 88%

2016 Results
23 States
77 Measures

Win: 55
Loss: 22

 

Success Rate: 71%

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2015 Results
10 States
34 Measures

Win: 23
Loss: 11

Success Rate: 68%

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2014 Results YTD
18 States
61 Measures

Win: 42
Loss: 19

Success Rate: 69%

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2013 Results
8 States
15 Measures

Win: 11
Loss: 4

Success Rate: 73%