Taxes for Public Higher Education

On May 18, voters in Arizona approved Proposition 100, which will temporarily increase the sales tax by one cent on the dollar to fund both K-12 and higher education.  In Oregon, voters approved changes in bond rules that will allow public colleges and universities to finance the purchase of existing buildings, not just the construction of new ones.  In Massachusetts, funding for public higher education keeps getting cut and the legislature refuses to consider new taxes.  Is it time to go directly to the voters?