Committee Endorsements of Ballot Questions

After a large turnout at the Issues Forum on Thursday, October 13, the Committee voted on Monday, October 17, to take positions on the current ballot questions:

  1. Additional slots-only casino license: NO
  2. Authorization of up to 12 new charter schools per year: NO
  3. Prohibit certain methods of farm animal containment: YES
  4. Legalize recreational marijuana for individuals at least 21 years old: NO POSITION
  5. Community Preservation Act in the City of Boston: YES

A two-thirds vote is required for the Committee to take a YES or NO position. Question 4 did not have such a margin in either direction.

For more details on the first four ballot questions, which are state-wide: https://ballotpedia.org/Massachusetts_2016_ballot_measures

For more details on the Community Preservation Act: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_Preservation_Act

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