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Ballot Proposal 5
Vote NO on Ballot Proposal 5
Proposal 5 amends the Michigan Constitution to prohibit the imposition of new or additional taxes or expansion of the base of taxation by the State of Michigan unless approved by a 2/3 majority of members in each chamber of the legislature or by a statewide vote of the people.
Click here to read the joint press release issued by the Michigan Nonprofit Association and the Council of Michigan Foundations
Why Nonprofits and Foundations Should Care
• The State of Michigan is #8 in the nation for not paying nonprofits for the full cost of grants and contracts.
Experiences in Other Super-Majority States
Most state legislatures can send tax bills to the governor with a simple majority vote in each house, the same margin required to enact most other bills. This has been the process in Michigan since it became a state 175 years ago.
If this was the path to prosperity, these states would be among the leaders in per capita income and employment. They are not. The two-thirds proposal is preventing these states from providing the economic climate, tax and spending reforms, and investment that employers and young talent want, in order to create the good paying jobs for their citizens.
Don't let this happen in Michigan. Vote NO on Proposal 5. For more information or to take part in the Defend Michigan Democracy movement visit www.defendmidemocracy.com
Ballot Measures and Nonprofits: Yes you can Influence that Vote
Ballot measures allow voters to propose and enact laws. They include ballot initiatives, constitutional amendments, bond measures, and referendums.
Visit bolderadvocacy.org for more information on nonprofits and ballot measures. Click here for information on Public Policy and Advocacy resources in Michigan.