"A group named 'Reform Michigan Government Now' submitted petition signatures on July 7 to place a constitutional amendment on the November ballot. While the backers of the proposal have yet to identify themselves, the measure is being billed as an effort to increase government accountability. In reality, the proposal appears to be an attempt to rewrite the state Constitution through reams of fine print."
— from Michael D. Jahr's "Long on Words, Short on Reform"
"RMGN does some things that will sound appealing to a public fed up with lousy leadership in Lansing. It would cut the size of the Legislature. It would reduce salaries and benefits for top state officials. But these are smokescreens intended to cloud the real agenda of the proposal's mysterious backers, who are springing this at the last minute."
— from Lawrence W. Reed's Op-Ed "Government overhaul actually is partisan trick"