State Referendums That Would Affect Higher Education

  • Amendment 5 would limit trustees at Auburn University to two seven-year terms, and create a panel to appoint new board members. Currently, Alabama's governor appoints all trustees, who serve 12-year terms.

  • Proposition 301 would increase the state's sales tax (which is now 5 percent) and its use tax by six-tenths of a percentage point each. Most of the new funds, about $445-million per