MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION INITIATIVE, QUESTION 2, if passed, would legalize marijuana for recreational purposes for those at least 21 years of age. The initiative would also implement a 15 percent marijuana excise tax to support K-12 education. Although NTU takes no position on the legalization of marijuana, the measure does not offer a clear rationale for setting the tax rate at this level (for example, directly offsetting administration and enforcement costs or approximating the tax rate on other products).
ENERGY CHOICE AMENDMENT, QUESTION 3, would eliminate the state’s electricity monopoly. Removing the monopoly would allow alternative energy sources and private electricity to compete on a more level playing field. Competition would expand energy choices and lower costs for ratepayers.
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SALES TAX EXEMPTION, QUESTION 4, would amend the state’s constitution to prohibit the imposition of sales and use taxes for durable medical equipment, including oxygen delivery equipment and other types of medical devices. This amendment would help to make health care more affordable for people in the Battle Born State.