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Summary

This proposed constitutional amendment would
prohibit the state Legislature from changing the
base compensation received by members of the
Legislature as of January 1, 1996. As of the first
Wednesday in January of 2001, and every second year thereafter, the base compensation would be increased or decreased at the same rate as increases or decreases in the median household income for the Commonwealth for the
preceding two-year period, as ascertained by the
Governor.

A YES VOTE would prohibit state legislators from changing their base pay and instead would adjust that pay according to changes in median household income.

A NO VOTE would make no change in the method for setting legislators' base pay.

1998 Nov 3 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 1 :: Constitutional AmendmentDo you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below which was approved by the General Court in joint sessions of the two houses on July 29, 1996 (yeas 127 - nays 65), and again on June 9, 1998 (yeas 149 - nays 41)?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
12,015
5,202
2,959
17,217
20,176
Precinct 1
 
379
118
149
497
646
Precinct 2
 
458
193
148
651
799
Precinct 3
 
402
170
121
572
693
Precinct 1
 
373
198
130
571
701
Precinct 2
 
566
219
138
785
923
Precinct 3
 
564
237
98
801
899
Precinct 1
 
619
268
159
887
1,046
Precinct 2
 
560
249
134
809
943
Precinct 3
 
666
298
148
964
1,112
Precinct 1
 
462
186
202
648
850
Precinct 2
 
524
219
145
743
888
Precinct 3
 
582
230
126
812
938
Precinct 1
 
585
265
115
850
965
Precinct 2
 
626
261
122
887
1,009
Precinct 3
 
630
276
128
906
1,034
Precinct 1
 
745
390
126
1,135
1,261
Precinct 2
 
716
352
149
1,068
1,217
Precinct 3
 
565
242
105
807
912
Precinct 1
 
721
308
127
1,029
1,156
Precinct 2
 
578
256
210
834
1,044
Precinct 3
 
694
267
179
961
1,140
Totals
 
12,015
5,202
2,959
17,217
20,176