—Another contentious measure in California would require most genetically engineered processed foods sold in supermarkets and other outlets to be labeled as such.
—California labor unions are the target of a measure aimed at depriving them of tens of millions of dollars they use to finance campaigns and political organizing. Proposition 32 would prohibit them from collecting money for state political activities from members through paycheck deductions.
—In Michigan, labor unions succeeded in getting a vote on a first-of-its-kind ballot initiative that would put collective bargaining rights in the state constitution.
—In Alabama, Montana, Florida and Wyoming, voters will weigh in on a key aspect of Obama’s health care overhaul in the form of Republican-backed measures stating that no individual or business can be forced to participate in a health care system. The measures would violate federal law and attempts to enforce them would probably wind up in court.
—Maryland voters will decide whether to uphold a new state law allowing some illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges.
—A measure in Montana would require people who receive certain state services to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency.
—Oklahoma voters will decide whether to abolish affirmative action programs in state government and education.
—Minnesotans will decide on an amendment that would require showing a photo ID in order to vote.
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