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  Minnesota Sales Tax Increase (2008)
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Parents > United States > Minnesota > Referendums > 2008 Initiatives > Sales Tax Increase
OfficeReferendum
Type Referendum
Filing Deadline September 09, 2008 - 05:00pm
Polls Open November 04, 2008 - 07:00am
Polls Close November 04, 2008 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 01, 2009 - 12:00pm
Term End December 31, 9999 - 12:00pm
Turnout 56.44% Total Population
ContributorThe Oncoming Storm
Last ModifiedJason June 14, 2012 11:14pm
Data SourcesMinnesota Secretary of State: [Link]
Description A proposed amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution that would raise the state's sales tax rate will appear on the November 4, 2008 ballot in Minnesota. The measure is known by its supporters as the Clean Water, Wildlife, Cultural Heritage and Natural Areas Amendment.

If approved, it will increase the sales tax throughout the state by three-eights of one percent. That tax increase would amount to about $300 million a year of new revenue for the state government. The measure is a legislative referral placed on the ballot by the Minnesota State Legislature.

Money raised through the new tax would be dedicated to pay for natural resource protection and cultural heritage programs.

The state Department of Revenue estimates that the amendment would cost an average Minnesota household $60 a year.
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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
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10/29/2008 11/04/2008
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
No --1 ----
Leaning Call: No (100.00%)
Weighted Call: No (100.00%)
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10/30/2008 11/01/2008

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Name Yes No  
PartyYES NO  
Website  
Uncertified Votes1,634,990 (58.89%) 1,141,517 (41.11%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -493,473 (-17.77%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (1 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg26.17%-- 33.11%--  
Survey USA 
10/30/08-11/01/08
29.00% -- 32.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
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D Eric
D Andy
  Ducks Unlimited
  Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
R Impy
LBT Silver Dime
  Taxpayers League of Minnesota
  Minnesota Farm Bureau
 

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