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Proposal 4: A Legal Review and Analysis

Proposal 4 of 2006, which will appear on the November ballot, is a proposed state constitutional amendment that would alter state law regarding eminent domain, the legal theory that permits the government to take private property for public use if the government pays just compensation.

Not Much Mystery Behind $9 Million Raised for Prop 4

Proposal 4 supporters expect voters to believe that the union is spending $9,593 per name for a registry

… nearly $9 million into Proposal 4.  The SEIU is trying … in the push to get Proposal 4 passed, but the ballot …

Proposal 4 Ads: Fact or Fiction?

… the ads in favor of Proposal 4 (2012) telling the truth? …

Confronting Urban Sprawl: How Cities and Suburbs Can Both Win

… wonders, if an RDI-type proposal had existed in 1700, … suffered an average 5.4 percent decline during … is SEMCOG's 1991 RDI proposal important in 1994? … region has fallen from 34 percent to 16 percent. …

Proposal 1 a Referendum on PA 4

… state about the ballot proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot. … or reject Public Act 4 of 2011. A "yes" vote … this week explaining proposals 1 through 5.) Proposal … choices. Public Act 4 is the emergency manager …

Families Forced Into SEIU Scheme Relieved and Thankful After Proposal 4 Defeat

Robert Haynes: 'It took ordinary people like us to bring attention to what was really happening.'

… thanks to the defeat of Proposal 4, they should soon be … being spent by Proposal 4 supporters. Aside … the constitution, to 44 percent in favor. That …

Law Enforcement Does Not Universally Support Proposal 4

State sheriff's association says it's wrong for special interests to meddle with State Constitution

Backers of Proposal 4 are trying to create … enforcement leaders support Proposal 4. That's not so. Michigan's …

What Would Proposal 4 Do?

… describing the effects of Proposal 4 (2012) should it pass. … "Collective Bargaining" proposal would continue an …

Commentary: Proposal 4 Excludes Caregivers From Getting State Employee Benefits

SEIU wants forced unionization locked into state constitution but only to take money from caregivers

… Union and supporters of Proposal 4, which would lock the … language of the proposed constitutional amendment … of. Proposal 4 is a money grab, plain …

Commentary: Prop 4 Supporters Promise Programs That Already Exist

Home-based caregiver proposal would lock SEIU unionization scheme into state constitution

… telling people what Proposal 2 won’t do instead … Monette then says that Proposal 4 ensures that will … passage of Proposal 4. The federal Home Help …

An End Finally in Sight for the SEIU Dues Skim

Voters overwhelmingly reject the forced unionization scheme

With Proposal 4 soundly defeated, the … union contract expires. Proposal 4 lost by a wide margin . …

Hospital SEIU Members Say Home-Based Caregivers Get 'No Benefit' From Proposal 4

'They don’t receive sick time. They don’t get vacation time. They can’t file a grievance'

… unionization alive with Proposal 4 , don't like what their … Michigan, is using Proposal 4 to try to keep the … majority (more that 44,000) of those paying …

Michigan Ballot Proposals

… commentary on the following proposals expected to appear … down Prop 4: Election Update! … regarding these ballot proposals as Center analysts …

Prop 4 a 'Money Grab'

Proposal 4 supporters are trying … money grab.” The proposal would give constitutional …

Center Work on Prop 4 Cited

Proposal 4 , which would amend … today simply calls the proposal “Really bad news.”

Prop 4 Not About Home Care

… do proponents of Proposal 4 maintain that the … over 30 years? Proposal 4 is about taking money …

Media Resoundingly Rejects Prop 2, Prop 4

Only two weekly newspapers support either of the union-backed plans to alter the state constitution

… Election Day looms, Proposal 2 and Proposal 4 are without any … it.  Proposal 4 , which would lock the …

Prop 4 Would Put Union Scam in Constitution

… state about the ballot proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot. … a Referendum on PA 4 Tuesday: … this week explaining Proposals 1 through 5.) Monday: … Billions Proposal 4 is the third of three …

Michigan’s May Tax Proposal

Proposal 1 would raise taxes $2 billion

… effect if approved. Proposal 1 would increase the … household by between $477 and $525 in 2016. Part … Credit. Overall, the proposal will increase state … under Proposal 1, a 4 percent increase. A …

A Proposal for Property Protection

… Wright, author of “ Proposal 4: A Legal Review and … development. The clip is 14 minutes, 16 seconds …

Prop 4 Op-Ed in Detroit Free Press Ungrounded

… opposing views about Proposal 4 — the home-based caregivers … article in support of the proposal is from Dohn Hoyle, who is Prop 4 spokesman and executive …

Gov. Snyder Could Replace Board That Helped Facilitate Forced Unionization Of Home-Based Caregivers

If Proposal 4 passes, constitutional amendment would lock in current union-stacked board

… the situation if Proposal 4 were to pass in November. Proposal 4, which Gov. Snyder … help unionize about 44,000 home-based caregivers …

MLive Prop 4 Live Chat Transcript

… 1 p.m. Friday on Proposal 4 . Wilcox participated … policy brief on Proposal 4, which would enshrine …

Do Prop 4 Supporters Know What It's About?

… of a group pushing Proposal 4 , the forced unionization … exactly would this ballot proposal change? Enshrining … thing Delisle claims Prop 4 will do  is already …

A Legislative Solution: Amend Michigan's Public Employment Relations Act

… The text of such a proposed amendment can be … by federal law. [54] On the … expeditious. As Chart 4 illustrates, more than … [54] The NLRA also exempts …

Center Experts Address Props 1, 2 and 4

… discussed several ballot proposals on television, … MLive on Proposal 4 , then discussed the … evening, discussing Proposal 2 . James Hohman, … Detroit, discussing Proposal 1 . Patrick …

Free Press Live Chat on Prop 4

… Free Press about Proposal 4 on Tuesday. Wilcox … policy brief on Proposal 4, which would enshrine …

Budgets, Beer Tents, Vehicle Bike Racks and More

May 4, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

… House budget version proposes spending $14.823 billion. … appropriate a total of $14.732 billion, compared to $14.580 billion approved … year. Of this, $1.724 billion is federal money. …

SEIU Under Investigation over Prop 4

'Dues Skim' took $35 million from Medicaid recipients

… financing of a ballot proposal last year. Proposal 4 , which would have … people, was defeated by 14 percentage points. Chad …

Putting School Funding Inequity in Perspective

Proposal A put a solid funding floor under even the poorest school districts

… off-kilter as it was when Proposal A passed in 1994,” asserting Michigan’s … lagged far behind. Proposal A capped local millage … Public Schools. The $4,400 gap in foundation …

Legislators Propose More Corporate Welfare

… written about another proposed tax-borrow-and-spend …

Proposal 2 of 2018

An Explainer and Key Arguments

… Michigan if voters approve Proposal 2. The Nuts and Bolts of Proposal 2 Proposal 2 would … case law. About 40 states primarily rely … commission, made up of 4 Democrats, 4 Republicans …

Making Sense of Michigan's Ballot Proposals

Chart explains supporters, opponents and what the six proposals mean for Michigan

… with six statewide proposals that could reshape … Granholm. Proposal 4 would allow the SEIU … most attention is Proposal 2 , which would enshrine … proposal. Prop 4 supporters say it would …

While Helping Out Injured Ex-Wife, Man Forced Into Union

Proposal 4 would ensure that people like Richard Nottage remain unionized public employees

… if voters approve Proposal 4 on the Nov. 6 ballot. Supporters … also are claiming that Proposal 4 would create a registry …

Proposal 2 Would Declaw Emergency Managers in Proposal 1

… November ballot, some proposals are bound to impact … or reject Public Act 4 of 2011, the state’s … best example is how Proposal 2 impacts Proposal … upon in Public Act 4. One of the most material …

SEIU 'Dues Skim' and U-M Research Assistant Bills Brought On Proposal 2

Issues brought to the forefront by the Mackinac Center cited by UAW President as reasons for ballot proposal

… in bringing about Proposal 2 . That's what United … voters, 58 percent to 42 percent. In the wake … recent interview . Proposal 2 on the 2012 ballot … bill, House Bill 4246 , reached Gov. Snyder's …

Making Sense Of The Complicated Ballot Language For Proposal 1

Personal property tax cut would result in $500 million tax decrease when fully phased in

Proposal 1 on the Aug. 5 ballot … language: PROPOSAL 14-1 APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL … who researched the proposal and wrote a policy … school districts. 4. Prohibit Authority …

Poll Suggests Strong Turnout for May 5 Ballot Proposal

79 percent of respondents say they know how they’ll vote

… Investigative Analyst 989-430-6131 MIDLAND — Proposal 1 has gained interest … James Hohman analyzed Proposal 1 of 2015 and found … conducted April 1, 2, and 4, approximately one month …

Bars, Restaurants Could See 280 Percent Increase in Labor Costs With Minimum Wage Ballot Proposal

Small business owners fear negative consequences; group pushing proposal disagrees

… said he thinks the proposal would put restaurants … all workers from $7.40 to $10.10 per hour … workers. If the ballot proposal were to pass, Michigan … to make at least $7.40 per hour, but tipped …

More Money for Preschool Not the Answer

Proposal to boost great start funding doesn't add up

… of her first budget proposal, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer … call for an extra $84 million for the state's … services. Whitmer's proposal to increase GSRP funding … preschool enrollment for 4-year-olds who are "educationally …

Proposal 1: What It Is and How It Affects Taxpayers

Club Mid

… voters will vote on Proposal 1, a constitutional … 2015 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. WHERE: Mackinac … large piece of the proposal is raising the sales … Policy 140 West Main Street Midland, …

Proposal 4 Would Lock Forced Unionization of Home-Based Caregivers Into Michigan Constitution

Center attorney: ‘Dubious arrangement pursued for the sole purpose of allowing the SEIU to pad its political coffers’

… 989-631-0900 MIDLAND — If Proposal 4 passes on Nov. 6, … disabled included in this proposal, only the legalization … review of Proposal 4 shows that it would …

Love it or Hate it, Voters are Aware of Proposal 1

Poll suggests substantial turnout on May 5

… the battle over the Proposal 1 sale tax increase … conducted April 1, 2, and 4, consisted of robocalls … landlines. ~~~~~ See also: Proposal 1 Will Cost Average … landline phone numbers of 4,000 likely voters. Those …

Proposal 1 Has Nothing to Do With Local Control

… manager law, which is Proposal 1 on the ballot . … nullify Public Act 4 of 2011, the state’s … whether Public Act 4 is repealed.

Michigan Sales Tax Hike Proposal May Provide Schools With Less

What the law says now and what it would be changed to

The tax hike proposal that goes before … of Proposal A in 1994. In the Michigan Constitution, … the language in the proposal not only wouldn’t … two portions — the 4 percent that had existed …

The Provisions of Proposal 4

… asked to consider Proposal 4, a state constitutional … compensation. The proposed amendment was drafted … Michigan Senate. Proposal 4 would amend the constitution …

Voters Reject Special Interest Power Plays

Proposals 2-6 soundly defeated

… soundly defeated. Proposal 2, which would have … in a landslide 58%-42%, as did Proposals 3 through 6. F. … double-digits. As was Proposal 4, the SEIU scheme that …

Prop 4 Supporter Calls Dad 'An Idiot'

… leading proponent of Proposal 4 , the Detroit Free …

Proposal 2: More Power for Government Unions

… state about the ballot proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot. … 5.) Monday: Proposal 1 a Referendum on PA 4 Today: Proposal … this week explaining Proposals 1 through 5.) Monday: …

An Analysis of Proposal 4 of 2012: The Unionization of In-Home Caregivers

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy recently published “An Analysis of Proposal 4 of 2012: The Unionization of In-Home Caregivers,” which addresses Proposal 4 on the Nov. 6, 2012 ballot. The policy brief is authored by Mackinac Center Legal Analyst Derk Wilcox.

The proposed constitutional amendment would authorize the forced unionization of tens of thousands of home-based caregivers in Michigan, allowing the Service Employees International Union to continue skimming millions of dollars in dues from Medicaid stipends meant to help Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. A line-by-line review of Proposal 4 shows that it would not provide any programs or services to in-home care recipients that are not already available, including any improved care, new options for care recipients or taxpayer cost savings.

Proposal 4: The Unionization of Home-Based Caregivers

Proposal 4: The Unionization of … Nov. 6, 2012 election, Proposal 4 was voted down, meaning …

Which Ballot Proposals Are 'Grassroots'?

… international bridge ballot proposals are not a grassroots … group.  Proposal 4: The Unionization of … effort . If you think a proposal on the November ballot … group, you’re wrong. Proposal 5 is another maneuver …

Proposal 1 of 2012: The Referendum on Public Act 4

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy recently published “Proposal 1 of 2012: The Referendum on Public Act 4,” which addresses Proposal 1 on the Nov. 6, 2012 ballot, also referred to as the “emergency manager” referendum.

The study examines the claim that local control will diminish if Proposal 1 passes and Public Act 4 is nullified. Public Act 4 had provided expanded powers to state-appointed emergency managers of local governments and school districts that are in a state of serious “fiscal stress or “fiscal emergency.” The study determined that the question in Michigan has not been whether state-appointed managers or court-appointed receivers may replace local elected officials in running a local unit of government; they have been able to do so for decades. The only question is whether state government will participate in the effort to avoid local fiscal insolvency and how it will do so.

The Policy Brief was authored by James M. Hohman, assistant director of Fiscal Policy for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. 

Happy Anniversary Proposal A

… ago, on March 15, 1994, Michigan voters approved "Proposal A," a fundamental … the initial rollback, Proposal A capped property … state sales tax from 4 percent to 6 percent, …

Proposal 6: Who Is Right About New Bridge?

… state about the ballot proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot.)   Proposal 1: A Referendum on … A Referendum on PA 4   Proposal … Billions   Prop 4: Would Put Union Scam …

Appendix: The Ballot Summary and Text of Proposal 5

PROPOSAL 06-5

… LEVELS The proposed law would: Increase … Legislation to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled "An act … Should this proposed law be approved? Yes … 11 as amended by 2004 PA 351, and by adding …

Proposal 4: Eminent Domain

… Interviews Proposal 4 News Release Proposal 4: A Legal Review and …

SEIU Fined for Campaign Finance Violations

Union dues skim took $34 million from Medicaid

… involvement in the failed Proposal 4 on the November 2012 … Union, which took $34 million in forced dues …

Analyst Cited on Prop 1

If Proposal 1 passes, it would keep Public Act 4 of 2011 in place and …

Archive of webinar on Michigan's Ballot Proposals

Confused about the ballot proposals? Hear specific information … Vernuccio Proposal 4:  Patrick Wright Proposals … experts on each of the proposals in this 1-hour webinar … Each of the ballot proposals was explained and …

Infighting at the SEIU

Union behind Proposal 4 facing lawsuit that was filed by its own employees

… the union behind Proposal 4 , which would lock … comment. ~~~~~ See also: Proposal 4: The Unionization … members. Of those, about 44,000 are home-based …

Back to the MEGA Future: Good Jobs for Michigan Reinvents Failed MEGA Program

Proposed law shares remarkable similarities with old, failed law

… law of 1995 and the proposed Good Jobs for Michigan … (specifically, Senate Bill 242 ). There are many … that this tax capture proposal will be any more effective … between 2005 and 2014 , which means the entire …

Union Electrician and Wife: 'The SEIU Never Did Anything For Us'

Milliron family says they don't think the SEIU should be able to lock its forced unionization into the state constitution

… get me back with Proposal 4 .” The SEIU … and I’m on the clock 24/7.” The Macomb … state constitution with Proposal 4. That worries …

Study Finds Rejecting Proposal 1 Will Not Preserve Local Control, but Will Affect Powers Given to State-Appointed Managers of Local Governments in Financial Crisis

Center analyst: The additional powers of Public Act 4 will save taxpayers in distressed communities more than $100 million annually

… Policy finds that if Proposal 1 is defeated and Public Act 4 of 2011 is nullified, … Manager 989-631-1914 MIDLAND — A new … The study, titled “Proposal 1 of 2012: The Referendum …

Introduction: The Provisions of Proposal 4

… be asked to consider Proposal 4, which would amend Michigan’s constitution. If Proposal 4 is approved, the new …

Analysis of the Provisions of Proposal 4

… various elements of Proposal 4 and relates them to … Residences The first of Proposal 4’s provisions would provide …

All Five Constitutional Amendments Soundly Defeated

Emergency manager law repealed

… Vernuccio said of the Proposal 2 defeat. “The voters … agenda.” Proposal 4 , a scheme that would … percent in Michigan and Proposal 2 being defeated with … meaning that Public Act 4 of 2011 is repealed. “With …

Ideas For Fixing the Financial Manager Law

… manager law, Public Act 4 of 2011, by voting against Proposal 1. This reinstates … eliminate both Public Acts 4 and 72 and made their … differences between PA 4 and PA 72. The …

December 4, 2015 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

Data center tax breaks, licensure mandates, teacher “double dipping,” debt and more

… to the developers of proposed data center in the … “No” House Bill 4059 , Extend sunset … to the developers of proposed data center in the … “No” House Bill 4747 , Exempt governments …

The Complete Language of Proposal 4

The language of the proposal as it would be included … his designee. 4. The Council shall be … Section. The proposal would amend Article …

Michigan Taxpayers Don’t Need to Spend $4 Billion Annually on Infrastructure

Recent report has been misinterpreted

… voters rejected a proposal to increase this … that Michigan needs $4 billion each year in … even tax increases proposed in the ill-fated Proposal … infrastructure. There are 74 recommendations that …

Conclusion

… and the enactment of proposals that expand parental … teachers (see Chart 4). The financial … union opposition to any proposals which would introduce …

The Importance of Collective Bargaining in Proposal 4

As indicated above, Proposal 4 has a number of provisions. … to understanding the proposal’s primary effects. … provisions of Proposal 4 will follow.  [*] …

The Effect of Proposal 4 on the Unionization of In-Home Caregivers

Proposal 4, however, would enshrine … provisions of Public Acts 45 and 76 of 2012 would …

Proposed Article I, Section 28(4)

The Proposed Article I, Section 28(4), states that “no existing … purposes. [55] The proposed Article I, Section 28(4), however, would prevent …

The 100-Word Proposal 4 Summary Appearing on the Ballot

PROPOSAL 12-4 A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE … WORKERS This proposal would:  Allow …

Appendix: Ballot Description of Proposal 4

PROPOSAL 06-4 [85] A PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT … PURPOSES The proposed constitutional amendment …

Michigan Taxpayers Don’t Need to Spend Another $4 Billion Annually on Infrastructure

… that voters rejected a proposal to increase the existing … that Michigan needs $4 billion each year in … even tax increases proposed in the ill-fated Proposal … infrastructure better. Some 74 recommendations will …

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST February 12, 2013

… issue: Gov. Snyder proposes 2 percent increase … Unionization,” Sept. 4, 2012 State … negotiation Gov. Snyder Proposes 2 Percent Increase … policyholder,” Feb. 4, 2013 FURTHER READING:  Mackinac …

Emergency Manager Law Makes Pontiac Reforms Possible

… or reject Public Act 4 of 2011. This law gives … choose “yes” Public Act 4 remains in place, if … Legislature enacted PA 4. That was the ability … department to see why PA 4 is needed. Emergency …

Recommendation #4

… or employer contract proposals that involve vital … eyes of the NLRB. 141 … Under current law, 142 … bargaining agreement. 143

MEGA's Track Record

… economic value of a proposed new facility or expansion." … annually at the time. [24] In 2004, however, MEGA produced 41 packages valued at …

SEIU 'Dues Skim' Days Are Numbered

Work to get caregivers their money back continues

… was the approval of Proposal 4, which would have locked … dissolved as of April 14, 2013. "Finally, … soundly rejected Proposal 4 by a margin of 56 …

Raw Soundbites for Media Use with Patrick Wright

… questions about the proposed Home Health Care Worker …

How to Fix the Emergency Manager Law

… with the defeat of Proposal 1 , Gov. Rick Snyder …

'It's hard to believe the union could get away with something like this'

Ex-Teamster says it's 'thievery' that the SEIU is taking money he could use to take care of his mother

… been used to bankroll Proposal 4, a proposal on the November ballot … money. Prop 4 supporters have used …

The Cost of the Proposal 1: The May Tax Vote

… taxpayer. The proposal increases sales and … expect to pay between $477 and $525 in 2016 if voters approve Proposal 1. There are … initially levied at 41.7 cents per gallon. …

Center Analysts Discuss Emergency Manager Law

… Traverse City discussing a proposed ballot initiative …

Health Care Unionization Campaign Changes Its Story — Again

Ballot proposal avoids the one issue it is about: Money for the SEIU

… “ Keep Home Care Safe ” proposal campaign has made … 1981. Backers of Proposal 4 as the ballot measure … claim that passing the proposal would create the Home … scheme to organize 44,000 home health care …

School Aid Budget Proposals Not That Far Off

Legislature approves 99% of what Whitmer seeks without a tax hike

… prime example. The proposed increase in the Legislature’s … though the resulting 4% increase is smaller … versions of its own proposal before agreeing to … schools an extra $1.14 million in state funds …

The New Public Employer-Employee Relationship Under Proposal 4

Proposal 4’s new Article 5, Section … under MERC. [*] Proposal 4, having made in-home …

Proposal 1: Referendum on the Emergency Manager Law

Proposal 1: Referendum on the Emergency … known as Public Act 4, was eliminated. The … Nov. 6, 2012 election, Proposal 1 was voted down, … a Referendum on PA 4 Michael D. LaFaive, …

Michigan Road Spending Near an All-Time High

And just as much as state would have spent if Proposal 1 passed

… had voters approved Proposal 1 in May. “This … being spent on roads — $400 million from the General … same amount that the proposed long-term solution … funding. Of the rest, $400 million comes from …

Federal Tax Proposal Not Perfect, but Good for Michigan, Nation

Reform plans are on the right track

… since 1986. The proposed legislation would … $12,000 for singles and $24,000 for families while … the first place. This proposal will allow more people … Revenue Service, 3.4 million Michigan citizens …

SEIU Dues Skim Surpasses $34 Million

… constitutional amendment — Proposal 4 — which was voted … has just passed $34 million skimmed from … down 56 percent to 44 percent last November. …