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Not Much Mystery Behind $9 Million Raised for Prop 4

Proposal 4 supporters expect voters to believe that the union is spending $9,593 per name for a registry

… nearly $9 million into Proposal 4.  The SEIU is trying … in the push to get Proposal 4 passed, but the ballot … more

Proposal 1 a Referendum on PA 4

… state about the ballot proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot. … or reject Public Act 4 of 2011. A "yes" vote … this week explaining proposals 1 through 5.) Proposal … choices. Public Act 4 is the emergency manager … 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 be … being spent by Proposal 4 supporters. Aside … the constitution, to 44 percent in favor. That … more

Law Enforcement Does Not Universally Support Proposal 4

State sheriff's association says it's wrong for special interests to meddle with State Constitution

Backers of Proposal 4 are trying to create … enforcement leaders support Proposal 4. That's not so. Michigan's … more

Commentary: Proposal 4 Excludes Caregivers From Getting State Employee Benefits

SEIU wants forced unionization locked into state constitution but only to take money from caregivers

… Union and supporters of Proposal 4, which would lock the … language of the proposed constitutional amendment … of. Proposal 4 is a money grab, plain … more

An End Finally in Sight for the SEIU Dues Skim

Voters overwhelmingly reject the forced unionization scheme

With Proposal 4 soundly defeated, the … union contract expires. Proposal 4 lost by a wide margin . … more

Commentary: Prop 4 Supporters Promise Programs That Already Exist

Home-based caregiver proposal would lock SEIU unionization scheme into state constitution

… telling people what Proposal 2 won’t do instead … Monette then says that Proposal 4 ensures that will … passage of Proposal 4. The federal Home Help … more

Hospital SEIU Members Say Home-Based Caregivers Get 'No Benefit' From Proposal 4

'They don’t receive sick time. They don’t get vacation time. They can’t file a grievance'

… unionization alive with Proposal 4 , don't like what their … Michigan, is using Proposal 4 to try to keep the … majority (more that 44,000) of those paying … more

Michigan Ballot Proposals

… commentary on the following proposals expected to appear … down Prop 4: Election Update! … regarding these ballot proposals as Center analysts … more

Michigan’s May Tax Proposal

Proposal 1 would raise taxes $2 billion

… effect if approved. Proposal 1 would increase the … household by between $477 and $525 in 2016. Part … Credit. Overall, the proposal will increase state … under Proposal 1, a 4 percent increase. A … more

Prop 4 Not About Home Care

… do proponents of Proposal 4 maintain that the … over 30 years? Proposal 4 is about taking money … more

Prop 4 Would Put Union Scam in Constitution

… state about the ballot proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot. … a Referendum on PA 4 Tuesday: … this week explaining Proposals 1 through 5.) Monday: … Billions Proposal 4 is the third of three … 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 … it.  Proposal 4 , which would lock the … more

Prop 4 Op-Ed in Detroit Free Press Ungrounded

… opposing views about Proposal 4 — the home-based caregivers … article in support of the proposal is from Dohn Hoyle, who is Prop 4 spokesman and executive … 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 … help unionize about 44,000 home-based caregivers … more

Do Prop 4 Supporters Know What It's About?

… of a group pushing Proposal 4 , the forced unionization … exactly would this ballot proposal change? Enshrining … thing Delisle claims Prop 4 will do  is already … more

SEIU Under Investigation over Prop 4

'Dues Skim' took $35 million from Medicaid recipients

… financing of a ballot proposal last year. Proposal 4 , which would have … people, was defeated by 14 percentage points. Chad … more

Making Sense of Michigan's Ballot Proposals

Chart explains supporters, opponents and what the six proposals mean for Michigan

… with six statewide proposals that could reshape … Granholm. Proposal 4 would allow the SEIU … most attention is Proposal 2 , which would enshrine … proposal. Prop 4 supporters say it would … more

While Helping Out Injured Ex-Wife, Man Forced Into Union

Proposal 4 would ensure that people like Richard Nottage remain unionized public employees

… if voters approve Proposal 4 on the Nov. 6 ballot. Supporters … also are claiming that Proposal 4 would create a registry … more

SEIU 'Dues Skim' and U-M Research Assistant Bills Brought On Proposal 2

Issues brought to the forefront by the Mackinac Center cited by UAW President as reasons for ballot proposal

… in bringing about Proposal 2 . That's what United … voters, 58 percent to 42 percent. In the wake … recent interview . Proposal 2 on the 2012 ballot … bill, House Bill 4246 , reached Gov. Snyder's … more

Proposal 2 Would Declaw Emergency Managers in Proposal 1

… November ballot, some proposals are bound to impact … or reject Public Act 4 of 2011, the state’s … best example is how Proposal 2 impacts Proposal … upon in Public Act 4. One of the most material … 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 … language: PROPOSAL 14-1 APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL … who researched the proposal and wrote a policy … school districts. 4. Prohibit Authority … 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 … all workers from $7.40 to $10.10 per hour … workers. If the ballot proposal were to pass, Michigan … to make at least $7.40 per hour, but tipped … 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 … conducted April 1, 2, and 4, consisted of robocalls … landlines. ~~~~~ See also: Proposal 1 Will Cost Average … landline phone numbers of 4,000 likely voters. Those … 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 … of Proposal A in 1994. In the Michigan Constitution, … the language in the proposal not only wouldn’t … two portions — the 4 percent that had existed … more

Voters Reject Special Interest Power Plays

Proposals 2-6 soundly defeated

… soundly defeated. Proposal 2, which would have … in a landslide 58%-42%, as did Proposals 3 through 6. F. … double-digits. As was Proposal 4, the SEIU scheme that … more

Proposal 2: More Power for Government Unions

… state about the ballot proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot. … 5.) Monday: Proposal 1 a Referendum on PA 4 Today: Proposal … this week explaining Proposals 1 through 5.) Monday: … more

Which Ballot Proposals Are 'Grassroots'?

… international bridge ballot proposals are not a grassroots … group.  Proposal 4: The Unionization of … effort . If you think a proposal on the November ballot … group, you’re wrong. Proposal 5 is another maneuver … more

Happy Anniversary Proposal A

… ago, on March 15, 1994, Michigan voters approved "Proposal A," a fundamental … the initial rollback, Proposal A capped property … state sales tax from 4 percent to 6 percent, … more

Back to the MEGA Future: Good Jobs for Michigan Reinvents Failed MEGA Program

Proposed law shares remarkable similarities with old, failed law

… law of 1995 and the proposed Good Jobs for Michigan … (specifically, Senate Bill 242 ). There are many … that this tax capture proposal will be any more effective … between 2005 and 2014 , which means the entire … more

Infighting at the SEIU

Union behind Proposal 4 facing lawsuit that was filed by its own employees

… the union behind Proposal 4 , which would lock … comment. ~~~~~ See also: Proposal 4: The Unionization … members. Of those, about 44,000 are home-based … more

Ideas For Fixing the Financial Manager Law

… manager law, Public Act 4 of 2011, by voting against Proposal 1. This reinstates … eliminate both Public Acts 4 and 72 and made their … differences between PA 4 and PA 72. The … more

All Five Constitutional Amendments Soundly Defeated

Emergency manager law repealed

… Vernuccio said of the Proposal 2 defeat. “The voters … agenda.” Proposal 4 , a scheme that would … percent in Michigan and Proposal 2 being defeated with … meaning that Public Act 4 of 2011 is repealed. “With … more

Union Electrician and Wife: 'The SEIU Never Did Anything For Us'

Milliron family says they don't think the SEIU should be able to lock its forced unionization into the state constitution

… get me back with Proposal 4 .” The SEIU … and I’m on the clock 24/7.” The Macomb … state constitution with Proposal 4. That worries … more

Michigan Taxpayers Don’t Need to Spend $4 Billion Annually on Infrastructure

Recent report has been misinterpreted

… voters rejected a proposal to increase this … that Michigan needs $4 billion each year in … even tax increases proposed in the ill-fated Proposal … infrastructure. There are 74 recommendations that … more

Emergency Manager Law Makes Pontiac Reforms Possible

… or reject Public Act 4 of 2011. This law gives … choose “yes” Public Act 4 remains in place, if … Legislature enacted PA 4. That was the ability … department to see why PA 4 is needed. Emergency … more

Michigan Taxpayers Don’t Need to Spend Another $4 Billion Annually on Infrastructure

… that voters rejected a proposal to increase the existing … that Michigan needs $4 billion each year in … even tax increases proposed in the ill-fated Proposal … infrastructure better. Some 74 recommendations will … more

SEIU 'Dues Skim' Days Are Numbered

Work to get caregivers their money back continues

… was the approval of Proposal 4, which would have locked … dissolved as of April 14, 2013. "Finally, … soundly rejected Proposal 4 by a margin of 56 … more

The Cost of the Proposal 1: The May Tax Vote

… taxpayer. The proposal increases sales and … expect to pay between $477 and $525 in 2016 if voters approve Proposal 1. There are … initially levied at 41.7 cents per gallon. … 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 … money. Prop 4 supporters have used … more

Michigan Road Spending Near an All-Time High

And just as much as state would have spent if Proposal 1 passed

… had voters approved Proposal 1 in May. “This … being spent on roads — $400 million from the General … same amount that the proposed long-term solution … funding. Of the rest, $400 million comes from … more

Health Care Unionization Campaign Changes Its Story — Again

Ballot proposal avoids the one issue it is about: Money for the SEIU

… “ Keep Home Care Safe ” proposal campaign has made … 1981. Backers of Proposal 4 as the ballot measure … claim that passing the proposal would create the Home … scheme to organize 44,000 home health care … more

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

Reform plans are on the right track

… since 1986. The proposed legislation would … $12,000 for singles and $24,000 for families while … the first place. This proposal will allow more people … Revenue Service, 3.4 million Michigan citizens … more

$1.6 Billion in Savings Lost Under Prop 2

Proposal 2, the “ Protect … $2.3 billion to $4.3 billion in unfunded … Center report . [4] MPSERS reforms. … http://www.mackinac.org/14216  (accessed Sept. … more

Federal Spending To Top $4 Trillion in 2017, Highest Ever

Up $210 billion from last year

… Trump administration proposals to cut next year's … projected to break $4 trillion for the first … government will spend $4.06 trillion in the fiscal … billion more than the $3.46 trillion the feds expect … more

SEIU Fined Almost $200,000 Over Actions Tied To 2012 Ballot Proposal Campaign

Union suffers another loss related to dues skim, which took more than $34 million from home-based caregivers

… that it bankrolled Proposal 4 in 2012, which would … violations surrounding Proposal 4. According to a … SEIU took more than $34 million from home-based … more

I'm Just a Bill

A sampling of proposed state laws, as described on MichiganVotes.org

… Jones, R-Oneida The bill proposes to authorize a retirement … HOUSE BILL 4813 Give state … Rapids The bill proposes to give cities, villages townships … create. HOUSE BILL 4577 Increase school … 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 … contribute to a union, as Proposal 4 requires) there also … implemented. Proposal 4. Voting “yes” on Proposal … more

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