ORDER SET FOR NOVEMBER’S BALLOT QUESTIONS
Question 1. Proposals to mandate nurse staffing levels, repeal transgender access protections and investigate potentially changing the U.S. Constitution will be decided by Massachusetts voters on Nov. 6. Secretary of State William Galvin on Monday announced the numbers assigned to three questions. Proposed mandatory nurse staffing levels will be
Question 1 on the ballot. That debate will pit much of the health care industry against the Massachusetts Nurses Association.
Question 2 will ask voters if they want to establish a commission to look into the impact of political spending in Massachusetts and recommendations on potential amendments to the U.S. Constitution around that subject.
Question 3 will give voters the option to repeal the transgender public accommodations law that Gov. Charlie Baker signed in 2016.
The menu of policy proposals headed for the ballot was halved in June when Baker signed a “grand bargain” law which spurred activists to drop ballot questions addressing the minimum wage, paid family and medical leave, and sales tax reduction.
The Supreme Judicial Court earlier in June ruled a proposed income surtax was ineligible for the ballot. – Andy Metzger/State House News Service