Montanans must have spent a lot of time in the voting booth on election
day. In addition to constitutional offices and local ballot measures,
voters had to decide on several statewide constitutional and initiative
- A controversial proposal to study whether the state should buy and
operate private hydroelectric dams (failed).
- Repealing a law passed by the 2001 Legislature dealing with deregulation
of the electricity industry (passed). >/
- Two measures that would have allowed investment of public funds in
private corporate capital stock (failed).
- A measure that would dedicate 49 percent of Montana's yearly tobacco
settlement funds to tobacco disease prevention and expanding access
to health insurance programs (passed).
Somewhat ironically, two measures also passed that would make it more
difficult for initiatives to be placed on future ballots.