Ballot proposals for this November are getting a bit clearer. To date, the Emergency Manager Law, collective bargaining rights, renewable energy and home health care proposals have all been given the go-ahead. The other proposals did not receive enough support from the State Board of Canvassers and as of this date are off the ballot.
However, the state Supreme Court is wasting no time, having already scheduled a hearing on the remaining proposals for this Thursday afternoon. This includes the mandate for a two-thirds legislative vote for any tax increase, the Ambassador Bridge-led vote on future international bridges, the addition of eight new casinos as well as the collective bargaining question.
The League continues to work with a coalition of groups involved in opposing the 2/3 proposal. We’ll continue to provide updates as events unfold.
Arnold Weinfeld is Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail.