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The Fine Print on the Ballot

by Gotham Gazette Staff, Nov 07, 2005

An Overview of the Four Ballot Questions
A guide to all four questions on the November ballot.

Question 1: Amending the State Budget Process
Should the state budget process be amended to give more power to the State Legislature?
-Overview of Question 1
-Transcript of a forum on Question 1
-Vote Yes by Megan Quattlebaum and Blair Horner
-Vote No by Gerald Benjamin and Charles Brecher

Question 2: The Transportation Bond Act
Should the state borrow $2.9 billion to fund mass transit and road improvements?
- Overview by Bruce Schaller
- Vote Yes by Jeremy Soffin
- Vote No by Nicole Gelinas

Question 3: Ethics Code for Hearing Officers
Should the mayor create an ethics code for administrative judges?
-Overview by Joshua Brustein
-Vote Yes by Peter J. Kiernan
-Vote No by Richard N. Gottfried

Question 4: Adding financial management requirements to the City Charter.
Should the city add fiscal controls to the City Charter to ensure a balanced budget?
-Overview of Question 4
The Fiscal Crisis After 30 Years by Joshua Brustein


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