Some state ballots also had questions relating compensation and tax policy looming. In that regard, voters were apparently feeling generous. Initiative 433 on the Nebraska ballot was approved and provides for a $15 per hour minimum wage to be phased in over the next three years. The measure passed easily with 62% of voters in the Cornhusker State and now mandates a $15 minimum wage by 2026 subsequently tying the minimum wage to inflation. The critical US Senate campaign in Nevada isn’t decided yet. But with 83% of the vote tabulated, it would appear that Question 2, a measure increasing the minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2024, will pass muster with the voters. Presently, while most eyes are on the Cortez Masto vs Laxalt Senate fight, over 54% of Nevada voters approved the minimum wage hike. And lest we forget the old moniker for the Bay State, Taxachusetts would appear to be back in New England. Notwithstanding a budget surplus over $7 billion, voters in Massachusetts approved Question 1 which provides for a so-called Millionaires Tax in the Commonwealth beginning in 2024. The measure, which was billed as the Fair Share Amendment, removes the flat tax requirement from the state constitution and imposes an additional 4% surcharge on income over $1 Million in any year. Ironically, the vote increasing the state tax haul comes as the Commonwealth begins rebating almost $3 Billion in excess taxes as required by a 1986 law (Chapter 62F) passed to rid the state of over-taxation. The state must rebate almost 14% of income taxes paid in 2021! And lastly, in a true Man Bites Dog type story, voters in California rejected a similar millionaire tax that would have added a 1.75% surcharge to the tax bill for any California resident with an income over $2 million in any year. The additional tax revenues were to be directed to environmental issues and electric vehicle purchase subsidies as well as electric vehicle charging infrastructure.