Galvin To Announce Order Of Ballot Questions

Massachusetts state Secretary William Galvin is preparing to announce the order of questions on the November ballot.

Galvin will announce the order at the State House on Thursday.

Wednesday was the last day for supporters to deliver a second batch of more than 11,000 certified voter signatures to his office.

The questions would repeal the state's casino gambling law, mandate earned sick time for Massachusetts workers, expand the bottle deposit law to include sports drinks and other beverages, and repeal a new law linking future hikes in the gas tax to the rate of inflation.

Three other questions have been withdrawn after lawmakers took action on the issues.

Those withdrawn questions include a proposed hike in the minimum wage.

Supporters pulled question after lawmakers passed and Gov. Deval Patrick signed a minimum wage hike.