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Proposal 6: The International
Bridge/Tunnel Voting Requirement

Election Update: In the Nov. 6, 2012 election, Proposal 6 was voted down, meaning that voter approval is not required for any new bridge or tunnel from Michigan to Canada.

If this proposal were approved by voters, it would amend the state constitution to require voter approval of any new bridge or tunnel from Michigan to Canada. The measure was proposed by the Detroit International Bridge Co. and is supported by a committee called The People Should Decide. We have posted hyperlinks below to ballot information and to websites from both the "pro" and "con" perspectives.

The 100-word summary to appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.

The complete language of the proposed amendment.


Proposal 6: Who Is Right About New Bridge?
Michael D. LaFaive, Oct. 15, 2012

Relevant Websites: entry for "Michigan International Bridge Initiative" (last updated Sept. 7, 2012). homepage. This group, called The People Should Decide, argues for the proposed constitutional amendment. homepage. This webpage, called New International Trade Crossing, argues against the proposed constitutional amendment.

Ambassador Bridge Topics Page, USA Today. This page offers all news coverage from on the proposed bridge/tunnel to Canada.

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