This headline might sound contrary, but it describes Business Leaders for Michigan’s (BLM) view of the upcoming ballot proposals.
For the first time in more than a decade, we can imagine a better Michigan – thanks to the work of Gov. Rick Snyder and House and Senate leaders. For the last 2 years, they’ve spent only what the state could afford, reduced our debt and created a better tax system in Michigan that rewards hard work. As a result, we have a healthier economy that is starting to grow, and more Michiganders are back to work and keeping more of what they earn.
But this progress is at risk. On the Nov. 6 ballot, we will be asked to make decisions that impact whether Michigan can continue to move forward.
Proposal 1 asks us to decide whether to keep the Emergency Manager Law that is helping financially troubled communities regain financial stability.
Proposals 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 ask us to decide whether to permanently embed in our Constitution specific labor, tax, energy, and bridge-and-tunnel building policies that promote the self-interests of particular groups at the expense of Michigan’s hardworking taxpayers and families by making it more costly to live, work, and raise a family here.
To keep moving Michigan forward, BLM supports keeping the Emergency Manager Law and opposes Proposals 2-6 which attempt to entrench special interests in our Constitution forever. Let’s not return to the days of out-of-control spending, no accountability, and little hope for the future.
Below are recent media stories on the ballot proposals: