When you step into the voting booth tomorrow, one of the things you’ll be looking at is Proposal 1.
The proposal asks voters to approve a tax policy change, but the language is very confusing.
Michigan Radio staff have been examining the proposal. Here's a brief summary of their reporting and analysis pieces, to answer questions you might still have before heading to the polls tomorrow.
Mark Brush explained Proposal 1 and tackled these questions:
- What is the proposal all about?
- What’s problematic with the language of the proposal?
- What do “yes” and “no” votes mean?
- What is "personal property tax"?
- How will it affect local business and communities?
- Who’s in favor of a “yes”/"no" vote on the proposal?
- What will happen if the proposal wins/fails?
Rick Pluta took a look at the motivation for Proposal 1 and featured perspectives from local business owners and local governments.
Steve Carmody reported on this $8 million campaign supporting Proposal 1.
Listen to this interview Lester Graham had with Rick Pluta and the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, a nonpartisan non-profit group, for a detailed analysis and interpretation on the proposal. Some of the questions he asked:
- How much revenue will the state lose, if the proposal is passed?
- What's with the state use tax?
- Why is the proposal going to local voters?
- Why are we putting this vote in a primary election?
- Why is the language of the ballot so confusing?