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What are the State Proposals on the Ballot in Michigan?

On Nov. 6, Michigan voters will face yes or no vote on six statewide proposals ranging from a new bridge to Canada to the emergency manager law.

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 a comlete list of all local races, click here.

For more information on the state ballot proposals, go to Vote411.org and to Ballotpedia.

How would you vote on these proposals?

Nancy Smith October 12, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Thank you for the concise list of proposals. I received my absentee ballot this week and there are so many people/proposals to vote on. It's in everyone best interested to be prepared on how to vote beforehand.
Cheryl Arft October 12, 2012 at 01:38 PM
For a factual, independent, unbiased assessment of all of the ballot proposals, you can go to the Citizens Research Council of Michigan website: www.crcmich.org. It's impossible to accurately measure how the ballot proposals might impact state residents just by watching the commercials or reading the campaign literature, so y take the time now to educate yourself.
Kathy October 12, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Whenever the proposal includes "a proposed amendment to the state constitution", I believe it should be met with a resounding no. Proposal 2 would reinforce the union dues deduction from a caregiver's medicare stipend of an elderly parent-yes, your own- without receiving union benefits. Crazy money grab. Our state constitution is a framework and should not include special interest loopholes.
Matt Guarnieri November 02, 2012 at 10:59 AM
Odd, the article says published October 31 but the comments are dated October 12. Anyway.... 12-1. Yes 12-2. No 12-3. No... But it might pass or will be close. 12-4. No.... Close but not as close as 3 12-5. No..... But also close 12-6. No......Not a chance These opinions are not based on fact and in no way reflect how anyone should vote.... Although, everyone SHOULD vote.

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