October 20, 2000
State Referendums That Would Affect Higher EducationAlabama
- 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