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Prop 3: A Push Backward

Proposal 3 on the Nov. 6 ballot, … handle peak loads. Proposal 3 is asking permission … arises as to why a “13-Year Plan?” Why not … more

Activist's Critique of Prop 3 Study Completely Incorrect

Union of Concerned Scientists analysis of Mackinac Center study wrong on every single point

… Deyette at the pro-Proposal 3 “Union of Concerned … Mackinac Center’s study on Proposal 3’s economic impact. In … more

Prop 3 Can't Change the Laws of Economics

No matter how badly supporters want to think it can

Proposal 3 , the renewable energy … "free lunch," why don't Proposal 3 supporters cap the … free lunch." But Prop 3 supporters of "green … more

Prop 3 Would Cost Taxpayers Billions

… state about the ballot proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot. … Unions Today: Proposal 3: '25 X 25' Renewable … this week explaining Proposals 1 through 5.) Monday: … vote on Proposal 3 would mandate that … more

Michigan Ballot Proposals

… commentary on the following proposals expected to appear … down Prop 3: Election Update! … regarding these ballot proposals as Center analysts … more

Making Sense Of The Complicated Ballot Language For Proposal 1

Personal property tax cut would result in $500 million tax decrease when fully phased in

Proposal 1 on the Aug. 5 ballot … emergency services. 3. Increase portion of … who researched the proposal and wrote a policy … voters into thinking the proposal will raise taxes. The … more

Bars, Restaurants Could See 280 Percent Increase in Labor Costs With Minimum Wage Ballot Proposal

Small business owners fear negative consequences; group pushing proposal disagrees

… said he thinks the proposal would put restaurants … with a 1 percent to 3 percent decline in low-skilled … workers. If the ballot proposal were to pass, Michigan … could suggest that the 36.5 percent increase … more

Proposal 1 a Referendum on PA 4

… state about the ballot proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot. … to save more than $3 million a year; and The … this week explaining proposals 1 through 5.) Proposal 1 on the ballot … more

Another Michigan Community Moving Toward Wind Farm Restrictions

DTE turbine tower plans for Beaver Township stumble on proposed zoning board recommendation

… Thursday to amend a proposed wind farm zoning ordinance … community. More than 300 residents from the … Energy submitted a proposal to the Michigan … outnumbered supporters by a 3-1 ratio. In the … more

Top 3 Public Schools in Michigan Are Charter Schools

Yet Democratic legislators proposed wiping them out

… getting. In 2013, Democrats in the Michigan … bill on March 20, 2013, to repeal the law authorizing … more

Love it or Hate it, Voters are Aware of Proposal 1

Poll suggests substantial turnout on May 5

… the battle over the Proposal 1 sale tax increase … to the question was 343, or 8.6 percent of those … landlines. ~~~~~ See also: Proposal 1 Will Cost Average … more

Study: Proposal 3 Would Result in Lost Jobs, Higher Costs

… fewer jobs in 2025 if Proposal 3 passes in November, … renewable energy mandate proposal. The study , … concluded that Prop 3 would lower disposable … more

Michigan Sales Tax Hike Proposal May Provide Schools With Less

What the law says now and what it would be changed to

The tax hike proposal that goes before … percent yields about $3 billion, roughly 20 … the language in the proposal not only wouldn’t … 4 percent - such as 3.99 percent — and, arguably, … more

Wind Subsidies Upon Mandates Upon Subsidies

Ad Infinitum, Ad Absurdum

Perhaps coincidentally, Proposal 3 , a ballot measure … more

Voters Reject Special Interest Power Plays

Proposals 2-6 soundly defeated

… soundly defeated. Proposal 2, which would have … landslide 58%-42%, as did Proposals 3 through 6. F. Vincent … districts. Proposal 3, the attempt to put … more

Families Forced Into SEIU Scheme Relieved and Thankful After Proposal 4 Defeat

Robert Haynes: 'It took ordinary people like us to bring attention to what was really happening.'

… thanks to the defeat of Proposal 4, they should soon … taken more than $32 million from the elderly … being spent by Proposal 4 supporters. Aside … have the SEIU return $3 million to the families. The … more

Which Ballot Proposals Are 'Grassroots'?

… international bridge ballot proposals are not a grassroots … writes that the 2/3 tax limitation and … effort . If you think a proposal on the November ballot … groups . Proposal 3: '25 x 25' Renewable … more

Happy Anniversary Proposal A

… Michigan voters approved "Proposal A," a fundamental … the second half of 1993, the measure was driven … the initial rollback, Proposal A capped property … requirement and require 3/4 vote of Legislature … more

All Five Constitutional Amendments Soundly Defeated

Emergency manager law repealed

… Vernuccio said of the Proposal 2 defeat. “The voters … Relations Manager 989-631-0900 or 989-513-3970 MIDLAND … percent in Michigan and Proposal 2 being defeated with … more

Tax Hike Election Coming to You Tuesday?

Proposals to restrict local elections to the state primary or general election stall

… what is actually being proposed. Not all the elections … elections on Tuesday, May 3 — next week. The Michigan … governments putting tax hike proposals on the May election … improvement. Before 2003, schools and local governments … more

Why Are Some Tea Party Supporters Fighting Proposal 1 In Michigan?

… ins and outs of what Proposal 1 would do in Michigan, … said. "But with a $53 billion state budget … members. “This proposal cuts taxes and pays … exemptions." 3. Confusion about how … more

More Windmill-Related Environmental Concerns

'We're picking up 10 (dead) bats for every bird'

… if voters approve Proposal 3 on the Nov. 6 ballot, … consisting of between 2,300 to 3,790 massive turbines, … more

Riches-to-Rags Story Developing For Movie Operations in Michigan

House budget proposes eliminating state's $50M film subsidy program

… representatives are proposing to eliminate the … production companies up to 35 percent incentive on … expenditures. The state awarded $93 million in tax credits … Been Forced To Spend $30 Million on 'Iron Man … more

Gov. Snyder Could Replace Board That Helped Facilitate Forced Unionization Of Home-Based Caregivers

If Proposal 4 passes, constitutional amendment would lock in current union-stacked board

… the situation if Proposal 4 were to pass in November. Proposal 4, which Gov. Snyder … Community Care Council (MQC3), the dummy employer … 4, those on the MQC3 board  before the … more

Federal Tax Proposal Not Perfect, but Good for Michigan, Nation

Reform plans are on the right track

… since 1986. The proposed legislation would … highest rate, currently 39.6 percent, would remain … the first place. This proposal will allow more people … percent, 25 percent and 35 percent, depending … more

City Income Tax Proposal On November Ballot Sparks Business Revolt

Chamber of Commerce official: ‘Time for cities to get back to their core functions’

… opposition to an income tax proposal the city council has … revenue increased from $33.0 million in 2013 to … the November ballot proposal. The measure, if approved … more

House Road Plan Secures Road Funding

Road funding does not rely on an increasing budget

… large earmark. The proposed $192 million amounts to just 3 percent of the currently … the 80-20 loss from Proposal 1. Voters indicated … income tax revenue is a 23.8 percent allocation … more

Legal Foundation Seeks End to Forced Unionization of Home-Based Caregivers

State agency asked to award $3 million back to workers that the SEIU took as dues

… now." The SEIU is backing Proposal 4 in an effort  to … of dues, or about $3 million. The action … supplies. If Proposal 4 were defeated on … To date more than $32 million has been … more

$1.6 Billion in Savings Lost Under Prop 2

Proposal 2, the “ Protect … will save taxpayers $312 million in the first … districts from saving $300 million annually . [3] These three … more

Proposal 2 Could Protect Teachers Who Are Drunk, Dealing Drugs in the Classroom

Bay City contract shows what can happen when local union provisions overrule state laws

… Michigan voters approve  Proposal 2  on Nov. 6, insane … contract  states on page 93 (see image nearby) that … and more. But if Proposal 2 is enshrined in … employment' and subsection (3) of Proposal 2 does … more

Double Tax on Some Fuels is Problematic for $2 Billion May 5 Proposal

Mistake in ballot language means fuel for boats, snowmobiles, lawnmowers would cost extra

… Murray). The ballot proposal that goes before … automatically trigger a $663 million net increase … anonymity. Officially dubbed Proposal 2015-1, the ballot … was in House Bill 4539 , passed at the same … more

Lower Gas Costs Benefit School Funding in May 5 Ballot Proposal

… gallon when gas costs $3, but just 12 cents per … schools would gain $336.5 million. But these … ago, the average was $3.26 per gallon. The average … more

Father Taking Care of His Disabled Adult Kids Called An 'Idiot' by Proposal 4 Spokesman

The Arc Michigan Executive Director Dohn Hoyle resorts to name-calling against Robert Haynes because Haynes doesn't support forced unionization scheme

… and are opposed to Proposal 4, came in response … Granholm. On May 3, 2010, reporter Tom … group supporting Proposal 4, has refused repeated … children.  My daughter is 32 and my son is 29. … more

With Income Tax Rejected By Voters, East Lansing Looks at Spending Cuts

A common story: Residents will pay for years of pension underfunding by elected officials

… this week to a ballot proposal that would have imposed … will need to find $3 million in extra revenue … put the income tax proposal on the Nov. 7 ballot, … measure failed with 53 percent of voters casting … more

Here's How Much Michigan's 'Prevailing Wage' Law Costs Your School District

Taxpayers paying hundreds of millions extra

… negotiations that led to Proposal 1 being placed on … side Senate Bill 3 , sponsored by Sen. … remains in force now that Proposal 1 has been rejected … Zeeland passed a millage proposal for a project last … more

Media Resoundingly Rejects Prop 2, Prop 4

Only two weekly newspapers support either of the union-backed plans to alter the state constitution

… Election Day looms, Proposal 2 and Proposal 4 are without any … taken more than $32 million from the Medicaid … ends in February 2013. MLive Media … more

The Price Tag on the Ballot Proposals

Constitutional changes would cost billions to Michigan taxpayers, citizens

… to judge many of the proposals extend beyond dollars … passes. Proposal 3. Voting “yes” on Proposal 3 would require the state … contribute to a union, as Proposal 4 requires) there … more

Prop 4 Would Put Union Scam in Constitution

… state about the ballot proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot. … Unions Wednesday: Proposal 3 Would Cost Taxpayers … this week explaining Proposals 1 through 5.) Monday: … Council, also known as “MCQ3?” It’s a tale that began … more

Per-Pupil Spending About Even

… Oxford Foundation’s proposed revision of Michigan’s … middle school students [3] spent $7,299 per … school options. The proposal has received harsh … Elementary at $10,630. Hickory Woods is the … more

Small Business Owner: An Increased Minimum Wage Hurts Everyone

… Kelly The ballot proposal that would raise … increase the wage by 36 percent for non-tipped … significantly with this proposal. Furthermore, future … already represents 30 to 35 percent of every … more

October 26, 2012, Weekly Roll Call

… time. Senate Bill 1301 : Let “port authorities” … time. Senate Bill 1315 : Make warrantless … time. Senate Bill 1325 : Impose licensure … comprised of Senate Bills 1325 to 1327. Referred … more

Prop 5: Protecting Taxpayers from the Government

… state about the ballot proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot. … Unions Wednesday: Proposal 3 Would Cost Taxpayers … this week explaining Proposals 1 through 5.) Monday: … burdens are 8 percent to 23 percent lower in states … more

Union Power Grab Proposal Heading To Court

… "Protect Our Jobs" proposal for the Nov. 6 statewide … Bill Schuette. On Aug.3, in a letter to Gov. … get to vote on the proposal will now be decided … Jobs’ Would Protect the 3 Percent at the Expense … more

New Taxpayer-Funded Electioneering Restrictions Anger Local Government Tax Hikers

But 1st Amendment gives rights to people, not governments

… referencing local tax hike ballot proposals during the 60 days … proposal on the May 3, 2016, ballot that it … conference about the proposal, which was part of … electioneering for its tax hike proposals. In 2009, the … more

School Districts Value Best Teachers $1 More Than The Worst

District officials said merit pay law is an 'unfunded mandate'

… districts could undo if Proposal 2 passes in November. … top-notch teachers $3 more than the worst. A … fared better with $3 a year; "effective" … teacher is as much as $3. That's what the school … more

'It's hard to believe the union could get away with something like this'

Ex-Teamster says it's 'thievery' that the SEIU is taking money he could use to take care of his mother

… been used to bankroll Proposal 4, a proposal on the November ballot … of dues, or about $3 million. In 2005, … taken more than $32 million from the … more

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