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Only Two Counties Voted for Proposal 2

Many voters in counties near cities or schools under emergency oversight supported Prop 1

… voters' rejection of Proposal 2, a ballot initiative … all but two rejected Proposal 2 on Tuesday.  In fact, …

Proposal 2 of 2018

An Explainer and Key Arguments

… Michigan if voters approve Proposal 2. The Nuts and Bolts … Constitution in 1982. Because of that and …

New Study Explains ‘Voters Not Politicians’ Ballot Proposal in Plain English

Proposal 2 could completely overhaul the redistricting process in Michigan

… changes offered by Proposal 2, the constitutional … Friday, October 5, 2018 Contact: Holly Wetzel Communications … state Legislature. Proposal 2 would change that, … Coordinator 989-698-1927 wetzel@mackinac.org MIDLAND …

Proposal 1 Will Cost Average Michigan Household Up to $525 a Year in Extra Taxes

May 5 proposal will hike taxes by $2 billion

… will pay as much as $525 more in taxes in 2016 if Proposal 1 is … about $500 less if Proposal 1 is approved. Taxpayers …

Everything You Need to Know, Except the Cost

May tax proposal will cost $2 billion

… about the May 5 tax proposal with the headline: … except, what the tax proposal will cost if approved. That’s $2 billion, which the article … article does point out $1.2 billion will be generated …

Michigan’s May Tax Proposal

Proposal 1 would raise taxes $2 billion

… effect if approved. Proposal 1 would increase the … taxes and spending by $2 billion in 2016, of which about $1.3 … Credit. Overall, the proposal will increase state …

Michigan Can Bring Privacy Into the 21st Century via Proposal 2

Ballot proposal would require a search warrant before accessing electronic data

… enforcement when they vote on Proposal 2. This ballot proposal would require law … Michigan on October 23, 2020.  Nearly every American …

Voters Avert Disaster by Rejecting Proposal 2

… cause to be worried. Proposal 2’s failure indicates … labor-friendly inoculation; Proposal 2 would have empowered …

Prop 2 Means More Arbitrary Teacher Placements

'Last In, First Out' would be reinstated

… placement decisions. If Proposal 2 passes, however, union … will happen often if Proposal 2 is passed is that school …

Proposal 2 Is Not Simply About Collective Bargaining

… constitutional ballot initiative Proposal 2 was merely about establishing … membership. The lawyer for Proposal 2, Andrew Nickelhoff, said, …

Ballot Proposal Backers Weighing Strategy

$2 billion tax hike vote on May 5

… believe the May 5 ballot proposal has little chance … told, that deal is a $2 billion tax hike, which … trying to “sell” the proposal will be starting out … considerably more than the $1.2 billion to $1.5 billion …

Unions Rig Proposal 2 Business 'Support' List

Workers trained to coerce, intimidate business owners for their support; ignored some requests

… bankrolling and supporting Proposal 2 have touted the business … recruiting "took kit" that Proposal 2 supporters provide after …

Proposal 2 Power Grab Demands Review of Government Unionism

… resoundingly defeated Proposal 2, it is appropriate for … initiative tantrum. Proposal 2 would not just have … while in approximately 20 others it is mandatory …

Proposal 2 Would Declaw Emergency Managers in Proposal 1

… November ballot, some proposals are bound to impact … best example is how Proposal 2 impacts Proposal 1, … issues pass. Proposal 2, which elevates union …

Media Muddles Magnitude of May Tax Hike Vote

It's $2 billion

… approve a May 5 ballot proposal, according to a Mackinac … projected to generate $1.2 billion of additional … letter-to-the-editor on the proposal from reader Howard … of Bouwens’ letter a 250-word response that …

Proposal 2 Is Not Good For Government Union Workers

...or taxpayers, as Illinois shows what can happen when unions get nearly everything they want

… main supporters of Proposal 2, which would guarantee … happen in this state if Proposal 2 gives those unions … Based on a projected $27 billion cash deficit …

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

… role in bringing about Proposal 2. That's what United … recent interview. Proposal 2 on the 2012 ballot was …

Raw Soundbites for Media Use Proposal 2

… asked questions about Proposal 2.

Behind the Campaign to Lure Businesses to Support Proposal 2

… nearly 600 businesses as Proposal 2 supporters. While that … Michigan, the ones Proposal 2 has managed to recruit …

Proposal 2: More Power for Government Unions

… state about the ballot proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot. … 4 Today: Proposal 2, The 'Collective Bargaining' … this week explaining Proposals 1 through 5.) Monday: … “yes” vote on Proposal 2 would allow government …

$1.6 Billion in Savings Lost Under Prop 2

Proposal 2, the “Protect Our Jobs” … taxpayers should Prop 2 pass. Prop 2 gives government unions …

Union Member Says Proposal 2 is an 'Over-reaching Power Grab'

… Conservatives. He says Proposal 2 will negatively affect …

Vernuccio on Prop 2 in Huffington Post

… Benny Napoleon that if Proposal 2 fails law enforcement … disingenuous at best.” Proposal 2 would, Vernuccio goes …

Super-Seniority

Prop 2 Would Protect Union Bosses at the Expense of Qualified Teachers

… teacher corps. If Proposal 2 passes, however, it's …

Vernuccio on Prop 2 in Forbes

… in Forbes today that Proposal 2 is an attempt by government …

Proposal 2 of 2018: An Explainer and Key Arguments

This policy brief describes the history of redistricting and how it is currently practiced in Michigan and in other states. It also explains Proposal 2 and how redistricting would work if it is passed. Finally, it presents an equal number of arguments for and against the proposal.

BREAKING NEWS: 'Protect Working Families' Lists Proposal 2 Business Supporters Without Their Knowledge

… Families" website promoting Proposal 2, lists 598 small businesses … wife's business supports Proposal 2. The Proposal 2 supporter's …

State, National Media Turn to Mackinac Center Analysts and Research for Details, Comments on Proposal 2

… Center research on Proposal 2 received national and … Wright, explaining that Proposal 2 would give a “mandate …

Despite Rampant Tenure Abuses, Proposal 2 Would Wipe Out Slight Reform

Teachers caught with drugs, assaulting students, engaging in sex crimes and distributing alcohol to minors were all protected

… believes that passing Proposal 2 “would restore dignity” … impact on children."  Proposal 2 guarantees the ability …

NYT: Prop 2 'An Embarrassing Loss for Labor'

… that the failure of Proposal 2 is “an embarrassing … also pointed out that Proposal 2 received about 600,000 …

MEGA 2 Hearing Demonstrates Desperation

New corporate welfare proposal gets hard sell in tax committee

… most criticism of the proposed laws, colloquially … companies with at least 250 new employees to bestow up to $200 million in tax incentives … this corporate welfare proposal from MEGA. Furthermore, …

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 … the most attention is Proposal 2, which would enshrine … International Union more than $32 million since it was …

'Protect Working Families' Lists Proposal 2 Business Supporters Without Their Knowledge

… wife's business supports Proposal 2. The Proposal 2 supporter's website …

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST February 12, 2013

… issue: Gov. Snyder proposes 2 percent increase in K-12 funding Michigan seeks … negotiation Gov. Snyder Proposes 2 Percent Increase …

Vernuccio Discusses Prop 2 in Marquette County

… Marquette, discussing Proposal 2 on the Nov. 6 ballot. For … this and other ballot proposals, please see www.miballot2012.org.

Prop 2: An End to Teacher Tenure?

Certification requirements could also be ignored

Proposal 2, a ballot measure that … table, the passage of Proposal 2 would likely result …

Predators Back In the Classroom? It Could Happen

Proposal 2 would overrule state laws mandating certain protections

Supporters of Proposal 2 say an ad claiming the … Education Association, says Proposal 2 would not change the …

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 … has endorsed Proposal 2, which would allow union …

Prop 2 Supporters Putting Out Questionable Info

The proponents of Proposal 2 have been less than … list and disagree with Proposal 2. One company called …

Prop 2 May Put FOIA on Ice for Media, Others

… Detroit News on Sept. 27, 2012.) Proposal 2 on … unions and the public. Proposal 2 could make discovering …

Vernuccio Discusses Prop 2 on 'The Big Show'

… Patrick Shiels discussing Proposal 2 that will be on the … Vernuccio’s analysis of the proposal here, here and here.

Michigan Press Association Questions Prop 2

… concern over the impact Proposal 2 could have on Michigan’s … citizens directly. Proposal 2 offers a change to the …

Vernuccio Talks Prop 2 on Fox Business

… with the defeat of Proposal 2 last week. Vernuccio … Conley Show” on WILS AM1320 in Lansing and wrote …

Proposal 1 of 2015: An Analysis

… to approve or reject Proposal 1 of 2015. The proposal would raise $2 billion by increasing …

Prop 2 Supporters Say States Without Unionized Teachers ‘Among the Worst’ On Standardized Tests — Michigan Scores Lower Than Them All

… site. The group supporting Proposal 2, the collective bargaining … just one variable like Proposal 2's proponents are … screenshot, click here.) For 2012, the average ACT …

Key Word Missing from Prop 2: Mandatory

… bargaining” is used in the Proposal 2 ballot language as if … ballot language in Proposal 2 is misleading in another …

Center Experts Address Props 1, 2 and 4

… discussed several ballot proposals on television, radio … evening, discussing Proposal 2. James Hohman, assistant … Detroit, discussing Proposal 1. Patrick Wright, …

Labor Expert in Chicago Tribune

… that the defeat of Proposal 2 is “a major setback …

Government Growth Proposed in Gov. Snyder's 2017 State of the State

Address included 12 proposed government expansions, one limitation

… address included 12 proposed expansions of government … Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 Contact: Chantal … far back as 1969. In proposing 12 expansions of … Gov. Rick Snyder's 2017 State of the State …

Practical Effects of the Newly Proposed Civil Service Commission Rules

Proposed amendments would bring the state into compliance with the Janus decision

… Commission announced proposed amendments to MCSC … to subsections 1 and 2 of Rule 6-7. Under the … Amendment rights. The proposed amendments relate … deductions as of Jan. 1, 2022. The proposed amendments …

Prop 2 Supporters Misled on Other States

The proponents of Proposal 2 made the rounds claiming … constitutions and therefore Proposal 2 was nothing new or radical. Their …

Collective Bargaining a 'Right' to Coerce

… stuff. The union-funded Proposal 2 would amend the Michigan … coerce another group. Proposal 2 would label that power …

Sunshine Review Touts LaFaive Op-Ed on Prop 2

… Initiative, about how Proposal 2 could negatively impact …

Michigan Ballot Proposals

… commentary on the following proposals expected to appear … law repealed Prop 2: Election Update! "Collective … regarding these ballot proposals as Center analysts … 3: Election Update! "25 x 25" Amendment voted …

Prop 2 Would Change at Least 170 Laws

… that proponents of Proposal 2 claim the constitutional … amendment. The lawyer for Proposal 2, Andrew Nickelhoff, …

Center President Addresses Ballot Proposals

… Lehman was on WEYI-TV25 in Saginaw discussing the two ballot proposals Michigan voters will … Lehman said regarding Proposal 1. "The legislators … Proposal 1 here. Proposal 2 would prohibit convicted …

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 … increase. It reads: "2. Require Local Community … who researched the proposal and wrote a policy … jobs in Michigan. 2. Require Local Community …

Prop 2 Supporters Change Name

… name? Plenty if you’re Proposal 2. The unions behind the proposal to change the state … Families.” We know Prop 2 would apply mostly to …

Poll Suggests Strong Turnout for May 5 Ballot Proposal

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

… Analyst 989-430-6131 MIDLAND — Proposal 1 has gained interest … Release Friday, April 10, 2015 Contact: Anne Schieber Senior … James Hohman analyzed Proposal 1 of 2015 and found … conducted April 1, 2, and 4, approximately …

Gov. Whitmer’s Inadequate Line 5 Replacement Plan

Proposed plan will not ensure resilience in propane supply

… Propane Security Plan proposes a five-step program … shortages, and the proposed spending in the 2022 budget will have no …

Proposal 2 Would Allow Government Union Contracts to Invalidate Existing and Future State Laws

Center analysts estimate at least $1.6 billion in taxpayer savings lost annually

… Manager 989-631-0900 MIDLAND — If Proposal 2 passes on Nov. 6, … Release Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 Contacts: F. Vincent … Center study released today. “This proposal would fundamentally …

July 2, 2015 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call

Key Senate Road Funding Votes

… years. The bill also proposes a scheme to potentially … per gallon by Jan. 1, 2017, up from 19 cents … road repairs: Passed 27 to 11 To earmark $350 … “No” House Bill 4612, Road funding package …

Taxes Under Proposal A

… average of 34.6 in 1992 to 22 mills in 1993, generating … a gross tax cut of $2.2 billion in the current …

Proposal 2 Would Cost Taxpayers $1.6 Billion Per Year, New Analysis Says

'Protect Our Jobs' initiative will be voted on in November

If Proposal 2 were to pass this November, … savings would be due to Proposal 2 superseding Gov. Rick …

Proposal 1 a Referendum on PA 4

… state about the ballot proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot. … reject Public Act 4 of 2011. A "yes" vote keeps … this week explaining proposals 1 through 5.) Proposal … predecessor, Public Act 72 of 1990. Among other …

Proposal 2 Could Protect Teachers Who Are Drunk, Dealing Drugs in the Classroom

Bay City contract shows what can happen when local union provisions overrule state laws

… Michigan voters approve Proposal 2 on Nov. 6, insane government … systems and more. But if Proposal 2 is enshrined in the …

II. Water Supplies

… range from four to 20 inches per year.[19] … the past two decades.[20] The decrease is largely … per day, or more than 2,640 gallons a year.[21]) Public data on withdrawals …

UAW President Bob King Admits Proposal 2 Was About Right-to-Work

… for union claims that Proposal 2 on the 2012 ballot wasn't about … voters soundly rejected Proposal 2 in November, 58 …

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 … turnout in the range of 1.2 to 2.0 million.” In addition, … landlines. ~~~~~ See also: Proposal 1 Will Cost Average …

Double Tax on Some Fuels is Problematic for $2 Billion May 5 Proposal

Mistake in ballot language means fuel for boats, snowmobiles, lawnmowers would cost extra

… Murray). The ballot proposal that goes before Michigan … anonymity. Officially dubbed Proposal 2015-1, the ballot … proposal would be a $2 billion tax hike in …

$1.6 Billion in Savings Lost Under Prop 2

Proposal 2 would fundamentally … taxpayers should Prop 2 pass. Prop 2 gives government unions …

Labor Expert on Fox Business, in Washington Times

… Times Monday about Proposal 2, including its cost …

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 Michigan … Proposal A, and the 2 percent that was added … the language in the proposal not only wouldn’t … by Proposal A. The 2 percent portion is constitutionally …

Vernuccio Cited in Investor's Business Daily

… the slate of ballot proposals Michigan voters will … 6. Vernuccio said Proposal 2 in particular is … be wiped out if Prop 2 passes.

Michigan Press Association and Mackinac Center Joint Statement on Proposal 2 and the Freedom of Information Act

‘Chilling effects on citizens’ right to know’

… the implications that Proposal 2 would have on government … Release Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 Contacts: Michael … they are fired.  “If Proposal 2 is adopted it will …

Vernuccio in The Daily Caller

… Vernuccio writes about Proposal 2 in The Daily Caller, …

Vernuccio in L.A. Times, New York Times

… political spending Proposal 2, a union-backed initiative … presidential race, Proposal 2 is probably going to …

Constitutional Convention Won’t Fix Michigan’s Problems

On Nov. 2, Michigan voters will face Proposal 1, which will ask … in the first place. Proposal 1 will be on the ballot … constitutional convention and 72 percent did likewise …

Constitutional Convention Won’t Fix Michigan’s Problems (Michigan Capitol Confidential)

… Problems"). Michigan voters on Nov. 2 will face Proposal 1, which will ask … version of the April 2010 Viewpoint on Public … in the first place. Proposal 1 will be on the ballot …

Schools Create Their Own FOIA Interpretation

… could get worse if Proposal 2 passes.

Voters Reject Special Interest Power Plays

Proposals 2-6 soundly defeated

… soundly defeated. Proposal 2, which would have enshrined … in a landslide 58%-42%, as did Proposals 3 through 6. F. …

Proposal 2 of 2012: An Assessment

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy recently published “Proposal 2 of 2012: An Assessment,” which addresses Proposal 2 on the Nov. 6, 2012 ballot, also referred to as the “collective bargaining” amendment.

The study examines how the proposed constitutional amendment would enshrine collective bargaining in the state constitution, which would allow government union collective bargaining agreements to invalidate numerous state laws meant to improve the quality of public services and would likely negate a projected $1.6 billion in annual taxpayer savings.

The Policy Brief was co-authored by Vernuccio and other Mackinac Center analysts: Senior Legal Analyst Patrick J. Wright, Executive Vice President Michael J. Reitz and Assistant Fiscal Policy Director James M. Hohman. Also co-authoring was Paul Kersey, director of labor policy at the Illinois Policy Institute.

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST November 13, 2012

… issue: Voters reject Proposal 2, 58 percent vote ‘no’ Emergency … abuse  Voters Reject Proposal 2, 58 Percent Vote ‘No’ LANSING, …

UAW Video Shows Political Influence

Proposal 2 on Michigan’s Nov. 6 … governor. This radical proposal and a campaign ad … who left the bench in 2008 to become a “referee” …

Nearly 80 Percent of School Districts Appear in Violation of Michigan's Merit-Pay Law

Most union contracts still refuse to reward good teaching; Problem may grow worse if Proposal 2 passes

… might grow worse if Proposal 2 passes this November. The proposal would constitutionally … Release Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 Contacts: Michael Van …

What Will Cities Do To Solve Their Pension Problems?

Part 2 in a series looking at municipal retiree funds in the state

… country. There is proposed legislation in the … has only put away 32 cents on the dollar … to new employees in 2004. The city now operates … to new employees in 2005 and is paying down …

Review of Environmental Bond Fund Uncovers Inflated Costs, Misplaced Priorities

Results Bear Directly on Ballot Proposal 2

… environment-related bond measure, Proposal 2, which would authorize … well-reasoned decision on Proposal 2 will depend in part, …

How the Chicago Teacher Union Strike Affects Michigan

Michigan Ballot Proposal Could Nullify State's No Strike Law

… said. "Unfortunately, [Proposal 2] the union-backed … accountability benchmarks. The 26,000-member Chicago … reforms at risk." Proposal 2 will be on the Nov. … out on students in 2006. Paul Kersey, director …

Which Ballot Proposals Are 'Grassroots'?

… international bridge ballot proposals are not a grassroots … Haglund writes that the 2/3 tax limitation and … effort. If you think a proposal on the November ballot … union AFSCME. Proposal 2: The 'Protect Our Jobs' …

Video Confirms Negative Union Stereotypes

… of the union-funded Proposal 2 on Michigan’s Nov. 6 ballot. Proposal 2 would give provisions …

Obama Voters Break Ranks on Labor Policy

… troubled to vote “yes” on Proposal 2, which would have enshrined … Michigan with more than 2.5 million votes, yet 24 percent of those voters …

Proposal 6: Who Is Right About New Bridge?

… state about the ballot proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot.)  Proposal 1: A Referendum on … on PA 4  Proposal 2: More Power for Government … Michigan will increase 128 percent over the next …

Happy Anniversary Proposal A

… Michigan voters approved "Proposal A," a fundamental … to current value. 2.      Increase the sales/use … the initial rollback, Proposal A capped property … inflation. The other Proposal A promises have held …

Will Michigan Follow California’s Lead In Redistricting?

Voters will decide who should draw political districts

… districts are redrawn. Proposal 2, spearheaded by a group … district lines, something Proposal 2 would explicitly forbid. Proposal

Appendix: The Ballot Summary and Text of Proposal 5

PROPOSAL 06-5

… FUNDING LEVELS The proposed law would: Increase … 388.1601 to 388.1772), by amending the title … allowance. Should this proposed law be approved? Yes No ______________________________________________________ INITIATION … title as amended by 2003 PA 158, and section …