Voters In 20 States Approve Open Space Measures

In a slowing economy, a majority of voters in 20 states agreed to taxes and bonds to preserve open space, creating $1.15 billion in new funding for land conservation.
November 10, 2001, 7am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Despite the slumping economy, a majority of voters in 20 states this week agreed to tax themselves or pay for bonds to preserve open space, a promising sign for California's upcoming, record-high park bond, supporters said. From Colorado to Massachusetts, voters approved 73 percent of 113 state and local open-space funding measures -- an overwhelming margin, especially given the economic uncertainty in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks."

Thanks to Matthew Shaffer

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Published on Friday, November 9, 2001 in San Jose Mercury News
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