advisory referenda

In Illinois, the debate over gun control was waged in county-wide elections.

 

Voters in more than a dozen counties recently approved measures urging the state not to pass further gun control measures. And in several counties, the proposals added immigration to the mix.
 

Flickr user / kristin_a (Meringue Bake Shop) "Vote!" (CC BY 2.0)

There are three statewide referenda on the ballot today in Illinois.

One asks if the Illinois minimum wage should be raised to 10 dollars an hour for adults. Another, if health insurance plans should be required to cover birth control. The final referendum is on the so-called millionaire’s tax, which would impose an additional three percent tax on income greater than a million dollars.