The Mackinac Center has compiled analysis and commentary on the following proposals expected to appear on the statewide ballot in November. The Center will post additional material regarding these ballot proposals as Center analysts develop new content in the weeks to come.

All-proposal grid view

Prop 1: Election Update!
"Emergency Manager" law repealed

Prop 2: Election Update!
"Collective Bargaining" Amendment voted down

Prop 3: Election Update!
"25 x 25" Amendment voted down

Prop 4: Election Update!
"Home-Based Caregiver Unionization" Amendment voted down

Prop 5: Election Update!
Two-Thirds Majority Tax Limitation Amendment voted down

Prop 6: Election Update!
The "Bridge" Amendment voted down


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