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Tag: ballot proposition
All six 2012 Michigan ballot propositions failed. Most of them weren't even close. Here are the numbers.
Newspaper endorsements were also helpful. They don't change many votes in partisan races, but they can make a big difference when people don't know what a proposal is really about. The Detroit News, Free Press, and Mlive papers all endorsed yes on 1, no on the rest.
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There will be up to seven propositions on the ballot in Michigan in November, subject to signature verification and legal challenges.
1. First is a referendum on the expanded emergency manager law passed by the legislature last year. The law allows emergency managers in distressed municipalities to rewrite union contracts; opposition comes mainly from public sector unions. A yes vote is needed to retain the law. Supporters chose not to preclear their petitions, and the proposition was not approved by the state Board of Canvassers due to a font size error. The issue is currently in the courts.
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