Attorney General: ‘Protect Our Jobs’ should be kept off ballot

LANSING, Mich. – Attorney General Bill Schuette has serious concerns about a proposed amendment that would prevent state and local government, including public schools, from passing almost any law to limit public sector union collective bargaining, according to The Detroit News.

Schuette writes in his analysis that the initiative, dubbed the “Protect Our Jobs Act,” is too broad to be summarized in 100 words for voters, The News reported.

Moreover, Schuette believes that POJA would override several state laws, and could put federal funds received by the state in jeopardy.

SOURCE: The Detroit News, “Schuette urges board to keep Protect Our Jobs initiative off November ballot,” Aug. 3, 2012

FURTHER READING: Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “‘Protect Our Jobs’ Would Make Union Bosses the Most Powerful People in Michigan, Aug. 6, 2012