BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : NOVEMBER 20, 2000 ISSUE
COVER STORY

Tinkering at the Edges


The ups and downs of this year's ballot initiatives.

HEALTH INSURANCE
In Massachusetts, a radical measure to provide universal health insurance by July 1, 2002 lost by a narrow margin.

EDUCATION
California voters nixed a move to provide any student with $4,000 in vouchers for private schooling. Michigan vetoed a narrower measure.

GROWTH
Colorado and Arizona rejected anti-suburban sprawl measures. San Franciscans voted to limit where high-tech companies can locate.

TRANSPORT
Florida OK'd a statewide passenger rail system. But New Yorkers wouldn't cough up $4 billion for improvements.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE
Missouri voters rejected a plan to tax corporations in order to provide public financing for all statewide candidates.



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