Michigan voters will have to make many decisions in the November election, including yes or no votes on six state proposals on issues that range from a new bridge to Canada to collective bargaining.
Here are the six state proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan.
- Proposal 12-1: The Emergency Manager Law would expand the powers of emergency managers in municipalities and school districts and allow the governor to appoint emergency managers.
- Proposal 12-2: Right to Collective Bargaining is a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would make collective bargaining a right for public and private workers.
- Proposal 12-3: Renewable Energy Standard is a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would require 25 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources.
- Proposal 12-4: Quality Home Care is a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would give home health care workers limited collective bargaining rights.
- Proposal 12-5: Limit Enactment of New State Taxes is a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would require a two-thirds majority of the state legislature or a statewide vote to raise state taxes.
- Proposal 12-6: Require Vote on International Bridges is a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would require a statewide vote to build international bridges or tunnels. This would affect the New International Trade Crossing (or new bridge to Canada).
For more information on the state ballot proposals, go to Vote411.org and to Ballotpedia. Gov. Rick Snyder also toured the state this past week urging residents to vote "Yes on One, No on the Rest." See the reasons he gave.
Macomb Township voters will also be asked to renew a 1.0601 police protection millage and consider a $56 million bond proposal from Macomb Community College.
- Revenue from the police millage is used to contract the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office for approximately $3.1 million annually. This millage is strictly a renewal and not an increase.
- The MCC bond would be implemented over 10 years and fund infrastructure and technology updates at the college's two campuses.
- The millage is .15 mill annually, or about $9 a year for a home worth $120,000 ($60,000 taxable value).
How would you vote on these proposals?
Want more election news? Check out the November Election Guide for Macomb Township.