Tax-related ballot initiatives went down to defeat in several states, including one in Massachusetts that would have repealed the state income tax.

Question 1 was rejected by about 69 percent of Massachusetts voters. Opponents of the ballot measure, which included a coalition of labor unions and city officials, outspent supporters by about 10 to 1, according to the Boston Globe. They argued that passage of the measure would wreak havoc on the state's finances and services.

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