General ElectionTuesday, November 6, 2012Wayne County, MichiganCity of Detroit
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PROPOSAL 12-1A REFERENDUM ON PUBLIC ACT 4OF 2011 – THE EMERGENCYMANAGER LAW
Public Act 4 of 2011 would:
• Establish criteria to assess the financialcondition of local government units,including school districts.• Authorize Governor to appoint anemergency manager (EM) upon statefinding of a financial emergency, andallow the EM to act in place of localgovernment officials.• Require EM to develop financial andoperating plans, which may includemodification or termination of contracts,reorganization of government, anddetermination of expenditures, services,and use of assets until the emergency isresolved.• Alternatively, authorize state-appointedreview team to enter into a localgovernment approved consent decree.Should this law be approved?
YESNOPROPOSAL 12-2A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATECONSTITUTION REGARDINGCOLLECTIVE BARGAINING
This proposal would:• Grant public and private employees theconstitutional right to organize andbargain collectively through labor unions.• Invalidate existing or future state orlocal laws that limit the ability to joinunions and bargain collectively, and tonegotiate and enforce collectivebargaining agreements, includingemployees’ financial support of theirlabor unions. Laws may be enacted toprohibit public employees from striking.• Override state laws that regulate hoursand conditions of employment to theextent that those laws conflict withcollective bargaining agreements.• Define “employer” as a person or entityemploying one or more employees.Should this proposal be approved?
PROPOSAL 12-3A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATECONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH ASTANDARD FOR RENEWABLEENERGY
This proposal would:
Require electric utilities to provide atleast 25% of their annual retail sales ofelectricity from renewable energysources, which are wind, solar, biomass,and hydropower, by 2025.• Limit to not more than 1% per yearelectric utility rate increases charged toconsumers only to achieve compliancewith the renewable energy standard.• Allow annual extensions of the deadlineto meet the 25% standard in order toprevent rate increases over the 1% limit.• Require the legislature to enactadditional laws to encourage the use ofMichigan made equipment andemployment of Michigan residents.Should this proposal be approved?
YESNOPROPOSAL 12-4A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATECONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH THEMICHIGAN QUALITY HOME CARECOUNCIL AND PROVIDECOLLECTIVE BARGAINING FORIN-HOME CARE WORKERS
This proposal would:• Allow in-home care workers to bargaincollectively with the Michigan QualityHome Care Council (MQHCC). Continuethe current exclusive representative ofin-home care workers until modified inaccordance with labor laws.• Require MQHCC to provide training forin-home care workers, create a registryof workers who pass background checks,and provide financial services to patientsto manage the cost of in-home care.• Preserve patients’ rights to hire in-homecare workers who are not referred fromthe MQHCC registry who are bargainingunit members.• Authorize the MQHCC to set minimumcompensation standards and terms andconditions of employment.Should this proposal be approved?
PROPOSAL 12-5A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATECONSTITUTION TO LIMIT THEENACTMENT OF NEW TAXES BYSTATE GOVERNMENT
This proposal would:Require a 2/3 majority vote of the StateHouse and the State Senate, or astatewide vote of the people at aNovember election, in order for the Stateof Michigan to impose new or additionaltaxes on taxpayers or expand the base oftaxation or increasing the rate of taxation.This section shall in no way be construedto limit or modify tax limitations otherwisecreated in this Constitution.Should this proposal be approved?
YESNOPROPOSAL 12-6A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATECONSTITUTION REGARDINGCONSTRUCTION OF INTERNATIONALBRIDGES AND TUNNELS
This proposal would:• Require the approval of a majority ofvoters at a statewide election and in eachmunicipality where “new internationalbridges or tunnels for motor vehicles” areto be located before the State ofMichigan may expend state funds orresources for acquiring land, designing,soliciting bids for, constructing, financing,or promoting new international bridges ortunnels.• Create a definition of “new internationalbridges or tunnels for motor vehicles” thatmeans, “any bridge or tunnel which is notopen to the public and serving traffic asof January 1, 2012.”Should this proposal be approved?
FORM OF THE WAYNE COUNTYBUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONORDINANCE
SHALL THE WAYNE COUNTY HOMERULE CHARTER BE AMENDED TOADD A NEW SECTION 5.120 AND TOAMEND EXISTING SECTION 5.134 TOAUTHORIZE THE WAYNE COUNTYCOMMISSION RATHER THAN THEWAYNE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TOESTABLISH THE FORM (INCLUDINGBUT NOT LIMITED TO LUMP-SUM ANDLINE-ITEM) OF THE COUNTY BUDGETAND APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE;AND TO REQUIRE THE COUNTYCOMMISSION TO ESTABLISH THEFORM OF THE BUDGET ANDAPPROPRIATION ORDINANCE BYDECEMBER 7, 2012 AND TO ADOPTCHANGES TO THE FORM AT LEASTTEN MONTHS BEFORE THEBEGINNING OF A FISCAL YEAR TO BEEFFECTIVE FOR THAT FISCAL YEAR;AND TO ALSO AMEND SECTION 5.121TO REQUIRE THE COUNTYEXECUTIVE TO PREPARE ANDSUBMIT THE BUDGET ANDAPPROPRIATION ORDINANCE IN THEFORM ESTABLISHED BY THECOUNTY COMMISSION?
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