...the Chandler Unified School District has an $84.3-million bond measure.

In Wisconsin, there are $177.4 million worth of local bond measures on ballots, mostly for school projects.

Oregon has about $26 million in local school bond measures.

Five states have policy measures on the ballot. Some, especially California’s Proposition 23, have sparked heavy lobbying. Proposition 23 would suspend implementation of the state’s historic 2006 greenhouse-gas reduction law known as AB 32 until unemployment drops to 5.5% or less for a full year.

The Solar Energy Industries Association and United Steelworkers oppose the measure. California Associated General Contractors and the California Building Industry Association are neutral.

In San Diego County, Proposition A, would bar county officials from adopting project labor agreements on county projects, unless they already are mandated by state or federal law. Similar bans passed in June in two county municipalities: Chula Vista and Oceanside.

Statewide bond volume is down likely because federal stimulus funds are still available.

Florida construction interests are fighting the proposed state constitutional Amendment 4, which would require voter approval of changes to local land-use plans. Construction and development groups say the measure would delay or cancel future projects.

“[Jobs would] go away because business won’t expand in Florida and new business will go to other states,” says Mark P. Wylie, CEO of the central Florida chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors, Orlando.

In Alabama, voters will decide if they want the state to divert up to $1 billion over the next decade to finance highway and bridge work from a trust fund.

An advisory referendum in Kenosha County, Wis., asks lawmakers to amend the state constitution to prevent officials from diverting transportation funds to other areas. The Transportation Development Association is trying to get this on the state ballot, seeing it as a way to block the diversion.

Mesa, Ariz., is asking voters to finance a proposed $84-million spring training baseball park for the Chicago Cubs. The referendum would allow the city to raise its bed tax to 5% from 3%.

Nevadans will vote on the contentious statewide Question 4 to repeal and amend a portion of a 2008 initiative that restricted eminent domain proceedings. The new measure, supported by many construction trade associations, eases the ability to exercise eminent domain for public infrastructure projects.