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MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Fall 2012 Edition

MCC2012-03

In this issue:

  • Proposal 2 Would Cost Taxpayers $1.6 Billion Per Year, New Analysis Says
  • Study: Proposal 3 Would Result in Lost Jobs, Higher Costs
  • 'It's hard to believe the union could get away with something like this'
  • ad liberties: ‘Collective Bargaining’ Proposal Would Protect the 3 Percent at the Expense of the 97 Percent

Proposal 1: A Referendum on the Emergency Manager Law

  • Emergency Managers Are Bad, Bankruptcy Far Worse
  • What the Emergency Manager Referendum Is About
  • Before Emergency Manager, Pontiac Had 87 Different Health Plans
  • Emergency Managers: A Distasteful Necessity
  • Michigan Ballot Proposals Quick-view Guide

Proposal 2: The ‘Collective Bargaining’ Amendment

  • Proposal 2 Would Make Union Bosses the Most Powerful People in Michigan
  • What Would 'Collective Bargaining' Actually Do?
  • Proposal 2 Supporters Change Name
  • 'Collective Bargaining' Amendment Would End Binding Arbitration
  • The 'Collective Bargaining' Amendment Could Increase Gov't Secrecy
  • Commentary: Labor Bosses' Vision of Collective Bargaining Hurts Workers, Society
  • Unions Ducking the Truth With Proposal 2 Ad

Proposal 3: The ‘25x25’ Renewable Energy Mandate

  • Most of Michigan is 'Poor' or 'Marginal' For Wind Energy
  • Media Promotes Massively Inflated 'Green Jobs' Number Put Out by Ballot Proposal Supporters
  • Former Governor Predicted 17,000 Jobs From 'Green Energy' Mandate, Number of Jobs Has Actually Dropped

Proposal 4: The Unionization of Home-Based Caregivers

  • Proposal 4 Supporters Promise Programs That Already Exist
  • Health Care Unionization Campaign Changes Its Story — Again
  • Legal Foundation Seeks End to Forced Unionization of Home-Based Caregivers
  • SEIU Dues Skim All About Politics

Proposal 5: The 2/3 Tax Limitation

  • Tax Limitation Amendment Will Greet Voters in November

In the News

  • Obama-Promoted Battery Plant Moves to 'Rolling Furloughs' As Company Pulls Back on Jobs Projections
  • 'They Are A Bureaucratic Machine That Got Out of Control'
  • I'm Just a Bill

Meet James Hohman, Assistant Director of Fiscal Policy at the Mackinac Center. James discusses his latest project, an analysis of Proposal 1, the proposal on personal property tax reform that will appear on the August 5th ballot. Read more about Proposal 1 here: http://www.mackinac.org/20246


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