In addition to re-electing President Obama, as well as hiring and firing dozens of other politicians across the country, Americans also skipped the middlemen Tuesday to vote on a variety of state ballot measures. We recently highlighted 12 of these initiatives that address environmental issues; here's an update on how those votes turned out. (Click the links for more context about each ballot measure.)

 

Alabama

Forever Wild Land Trust, Amendment 1

  • PASSED
 
Arizona

Declaration of State Sovereignty Amendment, Proposition 120

  • FAILED
 
California

Proposition 37, Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food

 

Proposition 39, Income Tax Increase for Multistate Businesses

  • PASSED
 
Idaho

Hunting and Fishing Amendment, House Joint Resolution 2

  • PASSED
 
Maine

Water Access and Wildlife, Question 3

  • PASSED
 
Michigan

Renewable Energy Amendment, Proposal 3

  • FAILED
  • PASSED
 

Prevention of Animal Cruelty Initiative, Measure 5

  • FAILED
 
Oklahoma

Reserve Fund Amendment, State Question 764

  • PASSED
 
Oregon

Gillnet Fishing Initiative, Measure 81

  • FAILED
 
Rhode Island

Environmental Management Bonds, Question 6

  • PASSED
 

We've also been following several other ballot measures that deal with environmental and public-health issues. Here are the results from those votes:

 

  • Alaska Transportation Project Bonds Question: PASSED
  • Arkansas Medical Marijuana Question: FAILED
  • Colorado Marijuana Legalization Initiative: PASSED (see related story)
  • Hawaii Dam and Reservoir Owners Assistance Amendment: FAILED
  • Kentucky Hunting and Fishing Amendment: PASSED
  • Maine Transportation Bond Question: PASSED
  • Maine Water and Sewer Bond Question: PASSED
  • Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Initiative: PASSED
  • Missouri Tobacco Tax Initiative: FAILED
  • Montana Medical Marijuana Veto Referendum: PASSED
  • Nebraska Hunting and Fishing Amendment: PASSED
  • North Dakota Smoking Ban Initiative: PASSED
  • Oregon Cannabis Tax Act Initiative: FAILED
  • Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Bond Question: PASSED
  • Washington Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Initiative: PASSED (story)
  • Washington Pollution Liability Insurance Measure: FAILED
  • Wyoming Hunting Rights Constitutional Amendment: PASSED

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