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Sat June 4, 2011
Recalls...not so easy to do
The Associated Press reports roughly a dozen state-level Michigan Republicans already face recall threats this year, less than six months into their current terms. Governor Snyder leads the list of recall targets. Some members of the House and Senate also face recall efforts.
Recall attempts are fairly easy to start but it's far tougher to make the ballot and win an election. A successful recall of a Michigan state lawmaker has not been accomplished since 1983.
The reasons for this year's recall efforts vary. Some of the reasons most often cited by recall organizers are a new state law giving more power to state-appointed emergency managers and tax policy changes.
The tax policy changes include an overall tax cut for businesses and the end of income tax exemptions for some retiree income.