Massachusetts ballot questions

       Dozens of business leaders from western Massachusetts will be at the Statehouse in Boston Wednesday for meetings with legislative leaders and representatives of the Baker administration.

Aside from choosing the next governor and other officeholders tomorrow, Massachusetts voters will face four ballot questions on Election Day. One of the questions involves expanding the state’s bottle deposit law to non-carbonated beverages.

Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin has announced the order of questions on the November ballot.

Galvin announced at the Statehouse on Thursday that a question to repeal a new law linking future hikes in the gas tax to the rate of inflation would be Question 1.

A law to expand the bottle deposit law to include sports drinks and some other beverages has been designated Question 2.

The question that could repeal the state's casino gambling law is Question 3.

Massachusetts hospitals are facing off against the state's top nurses' union over a ballot question that would set nurse-patient ratios.

Massachusetts Hospital Association President Lynn Nicholas told the Health Care Financing Committee on Monday that patients in Massachusetts already receive among the highest quality of care in the nation and that more nurses won't guarantee improved care.

Mass. AG To Decide Fate Of 2014 Ballot Questions

Sep 4, 2013

A slew of ballot questions, from a minimum wage hike and to a sales tax cut, are facing their first major hurdle in Massachusetts.

Attorney General Martha Coakley is expected to announce today which of the 33 proposed questions submitted to her office last month pass constitutional muster.

Other questions would repeal the state's casino law, require labels on genetically modified foods, create nurse-patient staffing ratios and repeal a new tax on computer software services.