Michigan voters will confront six ballot questions in the 2012 general election. Five are constitutional amendments, while Proposal 1 is a referendum on whether to keep the 2011 emergency manager law. Each of these questions, in its own way, will have effects on public policy in Michigan for years, even decades, to come.
Bridge Magazine stepped away from the blizzard of political advertising surrounding these questions and looked instead at the important matters: What’s the policy behind the question? What would a “yes” vote mean for Michigan? What would a “no” vote mean? Why did these questions reach the ballot?
“Ballot mania” is the compilation of Bridge’s reporting for the 2012 election. We invite you to review it, as it could prove helpful when you enter the voting booth on Nov. 6.
PROPOSAL 1 – THE EMERGENCY MANAGER
PROPOSAL 2 – COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
PROPOSAL 3 – RENEWABLE ENERGY
PROPOSAL 4 – HOME HEALTH CARE WORKERS
PROPOSAL 5 – 2/3 MAJORITY TAXATION
PROPOSAL 6 – BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION