Midterm elections: State ballot measures target gig work, immigration, abortion and more

By Victor Reklaitis

State ballot measures don’t generate as many headlines as this year’s major congressional races, but some are worth watching as they touch on the gig economy, immigration and more.

“Although the battle for control of Congress and flagship US Senate races such as Lt. Governor John Fetterman (D) vs. Mehmet Oz (R) in Pennsylvania or Senator Raphael Warnock (D) vs. Herschel Walker (R) in Georgia have garnered national attention, this year’s ballot measures could have consequences as well,” Beacon Policy Advisors analysts said in a recent note.

Below are a few metrics investors may want to watch given the results of Tuesday night’s and Wednesday’s midterm elections.

From MarketWatch Archives (April 2022): Uber and Lyft get their first legislative victory in a campaign to draft new labor laws

See: Cannabis legalization rises for a November 8 vote in five states

From MarketWatch Archives (2019): Nearly Half of Women Who Have Abortions Live Below the Federal Poverty Level

Also read: Lindsey Graham’s corporate donors find themselves tied to her controversial abortion bill

-Victor Reklaitis


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