Mass. voters face slew of public policy questions
BOSTON (AP) — BOSTON — The four statewide ballot initiatives aren’t the only questions being put to Massachusetts voters on Tuesday.
Voters in certain legislative districts will also face additional public policy questions intended to measure their opinion rather than change state law.
One of those public policy questions asks if voters would urge their state representative or state senator to support a bill that would essentially legalize marijuana while also establishing regulations for the commercial cultivation and sale of pot.
Other questions seek to gauge public support for toughening campaign finance regulations, increasing local aid to cities and towns, licensing low power radio stations in underserved communities, raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, and expanding the radiological Plume Exposure Emergency Planning Zone around the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth.