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Legislation limiting local millage questions considered by Michigan House of Representatives

Posted on January 31, 2012 by Dene Westbrook

This morning the Michigan House of Representatives’ Redistricting and Elections Committee held testimony on HB 5219, legislation that would limit a local unit of government’s ability to ask voters for increases in local revenue. 

It would limit any initiative that asks for an increase in revenue to being placed on the ballot only in November of even numbered years.

The committee did not vote on the legislation and will likely take it up again next week.

Samantha Harkins works for the Michigan Municipal League handling municipal services and energy and technology issues.  She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at sharkins@mml.org.

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