Michigan’s Ballot Proposals

Ballot BoxVoters will be presented with an unusual challenge on Election Day: If they so choose, they can sift through six statewide ballot proposals, dealing with topics as diverse as bridges to labor contracts. With most of the political money being funneled into proposal campaigns, they’ve been swamped with television ads hoping to influence their vote.
How does one make sense of all of this?

A complete list of all six ballot proposals can be found here, along with analysis from the Center For Michigan.

Download a PDF of all the ballot proposals.

PROPOSAL 1 – Emergency Managers:

Read the proposal (PDF)

Here’s Bridge magazine’s analysis:
Prop 1 is a fight over local control, with a backdrop of fiscal crisis

PROPOSAL 2 – Collective Bargaining:

Read the proposal (PDF)

Here’s Bridge magazine’s analysis:
Prop 2 highlights business-labor divide 
Genesis of Prop 2 found in right to work debate

PROPOSAL 3 – Renewable Energy:

Read the proposal (PDF)

Here’s Bridge magazine’s analysis:
More renewable power, but at what cost?
Renewable energy prop could divide communities targeted for wind farms

PROPOSAL 4 – Home Healthcare Workers:

Read the proposal (PDF)

Here’s Bridge magazine’s analysis:
A battle on the (home) health front

PROPOSAL 5 – ⅔ Majority Taxation:

Read the proposal (PDF)

Here’s Bridge magazine’s analysis:
Prop 5 seeks to end majority rule on taxes
California a poster child for limited taxation, for critics and advocates alike
Advocates say taxes are high, but figures show Michigan in the middle

PROPOSAL 6 – Bridge Construction:

Read the proposal (PDF)

Here’s Bridge magazine’s analysis:
Blizzard of cash obscures bridge issue by Nancy Derringer

Michigan-Truth-SquadVisit the Michigan Truth Squad website where they analyze the many ads for each proposal – and more this election season.

 

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