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MSUE Offers Bulletin Explaining Ballot Proposals
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In a recently published 12-page bulletin, Michigan State University Extension gives voters a look at what they will see on the ballot, explains each proposal, and offers supporting and opposing arguments for each proposal.


Source: Michigan State University Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Contact: Eileen Gianiodis at 517-432-1555, ext. 230 or gianiod1@msu.edu

MSUE Offers Bulletin Explaining Ballot Proposals


As election day approaches, Michigan voters are encouraged to learn more about their options and be prepared before heading to the polls.

The November ballot will be divided into three sections: a partisan section, a nonpartisan section and a proposal section.

To see a breakdown of each section, visit: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/prepare_before_heading_to_the_polls.

The proposal section contains six public policy issues that could affect the future of Michigan.

In a recently published 12-page bulletin, Michigan State University Extension gives voters a look at what they will see on the ballot, explains each proposal, and offers supporting and opposing arguments for each proposal.

The bulletin reviews proposals 12-1, Emergency Manager Law; 12-2, Collective Bargaining; 12-3, Renewable Energy; 12-4, Michigan Quality Home Care Council; 12-5, Limited New State Taxes; and 12-6, Construction of International Bridges and Tunnels. Each proposal calls for a “yes” or “no” response, and each will be decided by majority vote.

Five out of the six ballot issues would amend the state constitution if approved.

“It is crucial that voters prepare for the election because it could mean several changes for the state of Michigan and its residents,” said Claire Layman, public policy education specialist for MSUE. “The six public policy issues make it the longest election ballot Michigan has seen in more than 30 years.”

The bulletin is available for immediate and free download at http://bookstore.msue.msu.edu. Search for Statewide Proposals 2012. It is item number GE49.