The question of whether or not a number of ballot proposals will be on the November ballot is now in the hands of the Michigan Supreme Court.
The court has held its hearing during which opponents and proponents of four proposals made their case. A decision is expected to be rendered by September 7th.
At issue are the proposals to guarantee collective bargaining in the constitution, more casino’s, a public vote on any international bridge and a 2/3 vote of the legislature for any tax increase.
Look for additional information in the future on which one’s make it as well as the potential impacts to local government should they pass.
Arnold Weinfeld is Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail.