What you need to know: State Ballot Questions


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Campaigns for different ballot questions are gaining momentum in Rhode Island.

A total of seven questions will be on the ballot according to the Rhode Island Voter Handbook.

On Wednesday at the University of Rhode Island, support for Question 4 was in the air.

If approved on November 8, the College of Engineering at URI would be expanded and an innovation campus would be created.

The project is priced at $45.5 million, but after interest it could be nearly $73 million.

Cranston officials campaigned for Question 6 by touring an abandoned piece of city-owned land that would be turned into a playground if the proposal was approved.

The question includes $35 million in Green Economy Bonds, but $56 million after interest, that could help multiple towns in Rhode Island.

Mike Stenhouse, CEO of Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, opposes Question 6. “More government control over what could otherwise be productive,  and tax-revenue producing land, will further diminish opportunities for RI families,” he said.

Other questions include topics ranging from veteran home bonds, port infrastructure and an amendment to the State Constitution concerning the Ethics Commission.

For more information about November’s ballot questions, visit the RI Voter Handbook.