Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals.
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals. (See all statewide election results here.) The six state proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan were: How did you vote on these proposals?
Proposal 5 will ask voters to amend the state constitution to limit the enactment of new taxes by state government.
Michigan's Proposal 5 on the Nov. 6 ballot would require state tax increases be approved by either a two-thirds majority in the Michigan Legislature or by a statewide vote. The proposal applies to new taxes, attempts to expand the tax base or attempts to increase the rate of tax. Michigan currently has a supermajority requirement to raise property taxes. Michigan has 110 members of the House of Representatives and 38 members of the Senate, which means 37 House members and 13 Senators could block a tax increase. The following language for proposal 12-5 will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot: This proposal would: Require a two-thirds majority vote of the State House and the State Senate, or a statewide vote of the people at a November election, in…