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Michigan Family Forum presents Michigan Voter g uide 2012 november 6, 2012 general election g uide
Michigan Family Forum presents
Michigan
Voter g uide 2012
november 6, 2012
general election g uide
Midland County
MiChigan FaMily ForuM
Sound Public Policy for Stronger Michigan Families
PO BOx 15216, Lansing, Michigan, 48901-5216
www.MichiganfaMiLy.Org
(517) 374-1171
Michigan Fa M ily Foru M Sound Public Policy for Stronger Michigan Families dear Michigan Voter:
Michigan Fa M ily Foru M
Sound Public Policy for Stronger Michigan Families
dear Michigan Voter:
This 2012 Voter guide is designed to help you make an informed
decision when you vote on tuesday, november 6 th .
The guide is non-partisan and is not intended to endorse or
oppose any candidate, either explicitly or implicitly. We have
printed candidate responses exactly as we received them on
signed questionnaires. Presidential information is taken from
the candidate’s websites and uS Senate information from the
congressional research Service. unfortunately, some candidates did
not respond to our questionnaire. each candidate was contacted
at least four times by phone, mail or email.
Please consider passing this Voter guide along to friends, family
and others in your community to increase its usefulness. We
also encourage you to visit our electronic Voter guide at www.
michiganfamily.org, where you will also find information for Mi
house candidates, including endorsements and questionnaire
responses.
Thanks for being an informed voter. See you at the polls on
november 6
th
!
Brad Snavely
executive director

RemembeR to vote tuesday, NovembeR 6, 2012

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uNited states PResideNt

Barack o bama (D) education: harvard Law School recent positions: illinois State Senate, 1997-2004; u.S. Senate,
Barack o bama (D)
education: harvard Law School
recent positions: illinois State Senate, 1997-2004; u.S. Senate, 2005-2008;
President of the united States of america, 2008-present
Marital Status/children: Married, 2 children
age: 51
e ndorsements :
a FL- cio ; e quality Michigan Pride Pac ; Planned
Parenthood; Sierra club
Website: www.barackobama.com
SaME-SEX MarriagE
“i believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry…i’ve always believed that gay and lesbian americans should be treated fairly and equally. i was reluctant to use
the term marriage because of the very powerful traditions it evokes. and i thought civil union laws that conferred legal rights upon gay and lesbian couples were a solu-
tion…What i’ve come to realize is that for loving, same-sex couples, the denial of marriage equality means that, in their eyes and the eyes of their children, they are still
considered less than full citizens.”
Source: www.barackobama.com/news/entry/marriage
aBorTion/rEProDuCTiVE righTS
“The President has repeatedly stood behind a woman’s right to choose. he has: reversed the global gag rule, ending the ban on government aid for international groups that
provide abortion information; Fought against republican attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, one of the largest providers of women’s health services in the country.”
Source: www.barackobama.com/record/on/contraception
2 nD aMEnDMEnT
“President o bama advocates reasonable, common-sense laws that ‘uphold liberty, ensure citizen safety, and are fully compatible with a robust Second amendment. i am
very mindful of the fact that sportsmen in america may have gone hunting with their fathers, their grandfathers, their mothers, their grandmothers, and that this is part
of a tradition and a way of life that has to be preserved. and there’s nothing that i will do as president of the united States that will in any way encroach on the ability of
sportsmen to continue that tradition.’”
Source: www.barackobama.com/truth-team/entry/boltons-claims-on-the-un-and-gun-rights

uNited states PResidNet - obama (d)

iMMigraTion

The President:

• Supports the dreaM act, and is committed to working with congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform announced a policy to lift the shadow of deportation from young, hardworking immigrants who were brought here as children is for comprehensive immigration reform and opposes a patchwork of state laws to fix our broken immigration system

Proposed a new rule to keep families together by allowing certain undocumented spouses and children of u.S. citizens to apply for legal status from inside the u.S.”

Source: www.barackobama.com/contrast/immigration/

“i am pleased that the Supreme court has struck down key provisions of arizona’s immigration law. What this decision makes unmistakably clear is that congress must

act on comprehensive immigration reform. a patchwork of state laws is not a solution to our broken immigration system—it’s part of the problem.”

Source: www.barackobama.com/news/category/immigration/

naTional hEalThCarE

“if you like the insurance you have, you can keep it. The only thing that’s changed is that your coverage is stronger. here’s how:

• if you had a lifetime limit (and about 60 percent of employer-based plans did), it’s been lifted. if you have a child under the age of 26, they can stay on your plan. insurance companies can no longer discriminate against children with pre-existing conditions. Starting in 2014, insurance companies will no longer be able to deny anyone insurance based on pre-existing conditions, helping up to 129 million americans get the care they need. insurance companies will no longer be able to charge women more than men for the exact same coverage. 54 million americans already have access to better preventive services, free of charge. if you get sick, your insurance company can’t drop your coverage, and if they deny you a treatment, the law makes sure you have a chance to appeal.”

Source: www.barackobama.com/truth-team/entry/obamacare-separating-fact-from-fiction/

EnErgy

“american oil production is at an eight-year high, and we are less reliant on foreign oil than at any time in the last 16 years. new fuel efficiency standards will nearly

double the fuel economy of cars and light trucks to 54.5 mpg by 2025…domestic production of natural gas has increased every year since President o bama took office.

President o bama has set a 10-year goal to develop and deploy cost-effective clean coal technology. The recovery act invested substantially in carbon capture and seques-

tration research

...

The

o bama administration has promoted the use of cleaner fuels in our vehicles, increased the level of ethanol that can be blended into gasoline, and

implemented a new renewable Fuel Standard ...

President o bama has made a commitment to increasing biofuel research and development, including support for the construction of commercial-scale, next-generation bio-refineries. under President o bama, electricity generation from wind has more than doubled between 2008 and 2011. The o bama administration approved the na- tion’s first-ever offshore wind project, and is supporting development of the world’s largest wind farm in oregon. under President o bama, electricity generation from solar has more than doubled between 2008 and 2011. The o bama administration approved the construction of 16 utility-scale solar energy projects ...

President o bama and his administration are supporting the construction of the first new nuclear power plant in decades

...

Source: www.barackobama.com/energy-info

uNited states PResideNt

Mitt romney (r) edUcation: Brigham Young university, B.a.; harvard university, joint Juris doctor/MBa recent PoSitionS: co-Founder
Mitt romney (r)
edUcation: Brigham Young university, B.a.; harvard university, joint Juris doctor/MBa
recent PoSitionS: co-Founder and ceo Bain capital, 1984-2002; President and ceo of Salt Lake organizing
committee for the o lympic and Paralympic Winter games of 2002; governor of Massachusetts, 2003-2007
Marital S tatUS/c hildren: Married; 5 children
a ge: 65
endorsements: citizens for traditional Values; Farm Bureau; right to Life of Michigan
WeBSite: www.mittromney.com
SaME-SEX MarriagE
“Marriage is more than a personally rewarding social custom. it is also critical for the well-being of a civilization. That is why it is so important to preserve traditional mar-
riage – the joining together of one man and one woman. as president, Mitt will not only appoint an attorney general who will defend the defense of Marriage act – a
bipartisan law passed by congress and signed by President clinton – but he will also champion a Federal Marriage amendment to the constitution defining marriage as
between one man and one woman.”
Source: www.mittromney.com/issues/values
aBorTion/rEProDuCTiVE righTS
“Mitt romney is pro-life. Mitt believes that life begins at conception and wishes that the laws of our nation reflected that view. But while the nation remains so divided, he
believes that the right next step is for the Supreme court to overturn roe v. Wade – a case of blatant judicial activism that took a decision that should be left to the people
and placed it in the hands of unelected judges. With roe overturned, states will be empowered through the democratic process to determine their own abortion laws and
not have them dictated by judicial mandate.”
Source: www.mittromney.com/issues/values
2 nD aMEnDMEnT
“as the Supreme court recently reaffirmed, the Second amendment protects one of the american people’s most basic and fundamental individual rights: “the right to
Keep and Bear arms.” The Second amendment is essential to the functioning of our free society. Mitt strongly supports the right of all law-abiding americans to exercise
their constitutionally protected right to own firearms and to use them for lawful purposes, including hunting, recreational shooting, self-defense, and the protection of fam-
ily and property.”
Source: www.mittromney.com/issues/gun-rights

uNited states PResideNt - RomNey (R)

iMMigraTion

“as president, Mitt romney will make the system for bringing in temporary agricultural workers and other seasonal workers functional for both employers and im- migrants. We should get rid of unnecessary requirements that delay issuance of a visa, and we should speed the processing of applications. he will work with congress, states, and employers to properly set the cap on non-agricultural temporary worker visas. Many tourist-oriented businesses in the united States rely on these workers and would have to cut back or cease operations if there are not enough visas. every foreign student who obtains an advanced degree in math, science, or engineering at a u.S. university should be granted permanent residency.”

“Mitt romney will complete a high-tech fence to enhance border security…ensure that we have the officers on the ground we need to gain control of the border….and will work to develop an efficient, effective system of exit verification to ensure people do not overstay their visas. Mitt romney believes that young illegal immigrants who were brought to the united States as children should have the chance to become permanent residents, and eventually citizens, by serving honorably in the united States military.”

Source: http://www.mittromney.com/issues/immigration

naTional hEalThCarE

“on his first day in office, Mitt romney will issue an executive order that paves the way for the federal government to issue o bamacare waivers to all fifty states. he will

then work with congress to repeal the full legislation as quickly as possible.

in place of o bamacare, Mitt will pursue policies that give each state the power to craft a health care reform plan that is best for its own citizens. The federal government’s role will be to help markets work by creating a level playing field for competition.”

Source: www.mittromney.com/issues/health-care

EnErgy

“Mitt romney will make america an energy superpower, rapidly and responsibly increasing our own production and partnering with our allies canada and Mexico to achieve energy independence on this continent by 2020. This will require genuine support for increased energy production, a more rational approach to regulation, and a

government that facilitates private-sector-led development of new energy technologies by focusing on funding research and removing barriers, rather than chasing fads and picking winners and losers. •

States will be empowered to control all forms of energy production on all lands within their borders

Federal agencies will certify, but the states will lead.

... Mitt will establish the most robust five-year offshore lease plan in history, that opens new areas for resource development – including off the coasts of Virginia and

the carolinas ... Mitt will approve the Keystone XL pipeline, establish a new regional agreement to facilitate cross-border energy investment, promote and expand regulatory coop-

eration with canada and Mexico and institute fast-track regulatory approval processes for cross-border pipelines and other infrastructure. Mitt will pursue measured reforms of our environmental laws and regulations to strengthen environmental protection without destroying jobs or paralyzing indus- tries. Mitt’s plan will also streamline the gauntlet of reviews, processes, administrative procedures, and lawsuits that mire so many new projects in red tape.”

Source: www.mittromney.com/issues/energy

miChigaN suPReme CouRt - Choose Two

Connie Marie Kelley Bridget Mary McCormick non-Partisan non-Partisan Nominated by the Democratic Party Convention Nominated by
Connie Marie Kelley
Bridget Mary McCormick
non-Partisan
non-Partisan
Nominated by the Democratic Party Convention
Nominated by the Democratic Party Convention
education: university of Michigan, Ba; Wayne State
university, Jd
recent positions: Judge, Family Law division,
Wayne county Third circuit court, 2009-Present;
attorney, private practice, 27 years; co-Founder, cody
girls Make it happen mentoring program Marital
Status/children: Married, 2 children
religious faith/denomination: catholic age: 57
education: trinity college, Ba; nYu Law School, Jd
recent positions: university of Michigan Law School,
clinical Professor of Law and associate dean for clinical
affairs, 1998 - Present; Yale Law School, robert M.
cover Fellow in clinical teaching 1996-1998; office of
the appellate defender, new York: Staff attorney 1994-
1996 Marital Status/children: Married, 4 children
religious faith/denomination: christian age: 46
e ndorsements : Police o fficers a ssociation of M i ; M i Professional
Firefighters u nion; M i n urses a ssociation c ommunity or civic
involvement: co-founder of cody girls Make it happen; State Bar of Mi;
Mi Judges association; State Bar of Mi Family Law Section; Women Lawyers
association of Mi; Mi association for Justice; naacP; incorporated Society
of irish american Lawyers; Board, Boys & girls clubs of Southeastern Mi
Website: http://conniekelleyforjustice.com
endorsements : Michigan Supreme court Justice Marilyn Kelly; Michigan
Professional Firefighters; detroit chamber of commerce Pac community or
civic involvement: dexter community aquatic club; Pioneer Swim and dive;
Saugatuck-douglas historical Society; Saugatuck center for the arts Website:
www.mccormack for justice.com
1. The criminal justice system should punish the guilty and rehabilitate
when possible. While, we need to protect our communities from violent
offenders and those that prey on the most vulnerable, such as children
and seniors, i support the use of drug courts and mental health courts for
non-violent offenders. These specialty courts help people become produc-
tive members of society and save taxpayers the cost of incarceration. i also
started a girls’ mentoring program for at risk high school girls to teach
them about good decision making and help them stay out of the criminal
justice system.
2. as a judge in the family law division of Wayne county circuit court,
i work with families who are going through difficult times every day. i
encourage amicable resolution of their differences rather than adversarial
proceedings, so they can move on and lead more peaceful lives. i ask par-
ents to reduce conflict and work together, in a respectful way, to minimize
the impact of their separation on their children. When parties are simply
unable to agree, it is my job to make the tough decisions, in the best inter-
est of the children.
1. o ur justice system serves to deter and punish criminal conduct and to reha-
bilitate offenders. ensuring that released convicts do not reoffend is important
if we wish to continue to reduce crime rates and preserve resources in these
difficult economic times. ultimately, however, it is up for the legislature, as the
policy setting branch, to determine the appropriate punishment and how best to
use resources efficiently. The court’s job is then to apply the law as written in a
fair and non-partisan manner.
2. above all, judges must remain fair and impartial. While they need to be
aware of and responsive to their communities, they have a duty to interpret
and enforce the law without resorting to personal biases or preferred out-
comes. Judges can, however, encourage parties to reach a mutually beneficial
agreement out of court, while keeping in mind that it is important that the
judicial branch, as the non-partisan branch, provide stability and consistency
in governance. o utcome-oriented adjudicating makes it difficult for family
lawyers to provide good counsel, as attorneys must be able to rely on judges
upholding the law as written.

miChigaN suPReme CouRt (CoNtiNued)

Stephen Markman (incumbent) Colleen o’Brien non-Partisan non-Partisan Nominated by the Republican Party Convention Nominated by the
Stephen Markman (incumbent)
Colleen o’Brien
non-Partisan
non-Partisan
Nominated by the Republican Party Convention
Nominated by the Republican Party Convention
education: d uke university, B.a.; university cincinnati
Law, Jd
recent positions: Justice, Supreme court 1999-present;
u.S. attorney (prosecutor), 1989-93; Judge, Michigan
court of appeals, 1995-99
Marital Status/children: Married, 2 children
religious faith/denomination: Jewish age: 63
education: university of Michigan, Ba; detroit college
of Law, Jd
recent positions: circuit court Judge, oakland county,
1998
to present; Private civil Litigation Practice, 1981 -
1998
Marital Status/children: Married, 3 children
religious faith/denomination: catholic age: 56
endorsements: Michigan right-to-Life; Michigan Farm Bureau; Police officers
associate of Michigan
community or civic involvement: Michigan Bar Foundation, inns of court,
100 c lub, c ountless speaking appearances throughout state to community,
civic, religious, educational, and charitable organizations Website: www.
markmanforjustice.com
1. The criminal justice system carries out the first responsibility of government-
the protection of citizens in their civil right to be free from violent criminal
predators. Both as federal prosecutor and as a Justice of the Supreme court, i
have viewed this responsibility as my first priority as well. d uring my 12 years
on the court, our state’s criminal justice system has been strengthened and
transformed by the decisions of the court. The support i have received from
the attorney general, prosecutors, sheriffs, and police organizations reflects
that record. absent a fair-minded and effective justice system, no society can
prosper.
2. a responsible legal system must be one that not only resolves individual
disputes fairly and in accordance with the law, but takes into account in its
decisions their impact upon those who are not in the courtroom, i.e., upon the
whole of society. in our decisions concerning such matters are child custody
and support, parental termination, filiation determinations, and child sexual
abuse, the Supreme court over the past 12 years has sought carefully to
recognize that in faithfully upholding the law, we were having an impact upon
responsible social behavior that went far beyond the confines of the court-
room.
endorsements: Michigan right to Life Pac; Michigan citizens for traditional
Values; Michigan chamber of commerce Pac
community or civic involvement: crossroads for Youth; Baker college Paralegal
Program advisory Board; adjunct Professor cooley Law School; Michigan Judges
association; Michigan Judges association corrections committee; oakland
county Bar association & Michigan Bar Foundation Member, indigent defense
commission - appointed by gov. Snyder
Website: www.colleenobrien.org
1. The purpose of the criminal justice system is to protect society, control
crime, punish individuals who commit crimes and rehabilitate if appro-
priate. in recent years, the criminal justice system has been ineffective in
stopping the revolving doors on our jails and prisons, especially with crimes
related to drug/alcohol addiction and mental health issues. Because studies
have shown a strong correlation between effective treatment of substance
abuse and mental health problems and a reduction in crime, i believe the
use “problem-solving” courts (drug courts, Mental health courts, do-
mestic Violence courts) could assist in this area.
2. as judges, we must apply the laws and policies passed by the Legislature
regardless of any personal policy preference we may have. hence, there is
less judicial discretion than the general public might think in family law
cases. however, i believe there are things we can do within that framework
to protect the family unit. as alluded to above, domestic violence courts
and drug/substance abuse courts try to identify and treat the cause of the
criminal acts, and if successful help the family unit intact. This is the type of
program that allows judges, within the law, to assist in a family’s well-being.

miChigaN suPReme CouRt PaRtial teRm - Choose one

Shelia r . Johnson Brian Zahra (incumbent) non-Partisan non-Partisan Nominated by the Republican Party Convention Nominated
Shelia r . Johnson
Brian Zahra (incumbent)
non-Partisan
non-Partisan
Nominated by the Republican Party Convention
Nominated by the Democratic Party Convention
e ducation : d artmouth c ollege, a B; u niversity of
Michigan, Jd
r ecent positions: Judge, 46th d istrict c ourt,
2002-present; a ttorney- Private Practice, 1987-2002;
Federal Judicial Law clerk, 1985-1987
Marital Status/children: Single, no children
r eligious faith/denomination : c hristian- u nited
Methodist age: 55
endorsements: national organization for Women-Mi, Planned Parenthood,
Fannie Lou hamer Pac
community or civic involvement: Southern oakland county chapter of the
naacP; oakland county chapter of the national congress of Black Women;
Women’s Fund of the Southfield community Foundation; Western international
optimist club
Website: www.JudgeSheliaJohnson.com
education: university of detroit, Jd; Wayne State
university, Ba
recent positions: Mi Supreme court Justice,
2011-Present; Mi court of appeals Judge, 1998-2011
Wayne county circuit court Judge, 1994-1998
Marital Status/children: Married, 2 children
religious faith/denomination: catholic age: 52
endorsements: right to Life Michigan; Farm Bureau agriPac; Police officers
association of Michigan
community or civic involvement: catholic Lawyers Society; Knights
of columbus; novi Youth hockey association; Kiwanis club international;
Boys and girls club of Southeast Mighigan
Website: www.supremecourtjusticezahra.com
1. The primary purpose of the criminal justice system is to keep law and order,
to deter and rehabilitate criminal behavior by convicting and punishing, under
due process of law, those who are guilty of crimes while protecting the inno-
cent and the community. The system is less effective considering the increasing
number of violent and theft offenses, all of which are precipitated by substance
abuse, joblessness, homelessness, mental illness. alternatives are: psychological
counseling; and specialty courts, such as drug courts, veteran’s courts, domestic
violence courts, with intensive probation and regular reporting to a judge, with
the goals of rehabilitation, training, and sanctioning.
2. in family disputes, judges must remain neutral and primarily consider the best
interests of the children involved and if property is in dispute, render a fair and
equitable decision considering the circumstances of the parties. community
well-being is a secondary concern, which may not always arise except where
violence or sexually inappropriate behavior is perpetrated against a party or
children. in those instances judges should weigh the interests of the parties,
with consideration to community well-being in determining whether protective
orders should be issued or whether custodial rights should be limited.
1. The criminal justice system is designed to ensure that those who commit
crimes are tried fairly and consistent with their constitutional and statu-
tory rights. Legislative sentencing guidelines have limited judges’ discretion
in sentencing. The governor has begun to assess whether these guidelines
unnecessarily contribute to prison populations. The judicial system has also
initiated a number of diversionary programs (“therapeutic courts”) that ad-
dress issues like drug and alcohol problems. These therapeutic courts have
had proven success in keeping those enrolled out of jail and prison and
avoiding recidivism. as resources allow, more such therapeutic courts are be-
ing established across the State.
2. it is entirely appropriate and desirable for judges to encourage families in the
process of divorce to participate in marital counseling. Where divorce with
children is inevitable, judges must urge parents to put their personal animus
aside and decide for themselves what is in the best interest of their children.
it is never in the best interest of children to have courts, rather than parents,
decide their fate. also, the Supreme court has been a strong advocate of
Michigan adoption day, which promotes the adoption of children into
thriving and stable families.

uNited states seNatoR

Debbie Stabenow (D) Pete hoekstra (r) education: Michigan State university, Ba, Ma r ecent positions: Michigan
Debbie Stabenow (D)
Pete hoekstra (r)
education: Michigan State university, Ba, Ma
r ecent positions: Michigan h ouse of
representatives, 1979-1990; State Senate, 1991-
1994; united States congress, 1996-2000; united
States Senate, 2000-Present
Marital Status/ c hildren : d ivorced, 2
children
endorsements:equality Michigan Pride Pac;
Planned Parenthood; Farm Bureau; Sierra club
Website: www.stabenowforsenate.com
education: hope college, Ba; university of
Michigan, MBa
recent positions: Vice-President of Marketing,
herman Miller, inc. of Zeeland; congressman,
2nd congressional district 1993-2010
Marital Status/ c hildren : Married, 3
children
e ndorsements : r ight to Life of Michigan;
Michigan chamber of commerce; citizens for
traditional Values
Website: www.hoekstraforsenate.com
all of the votes below are votes on the final version of a bill before it was sent to the President for his signature or veto. Therefore, while bills may undergo
significant change throughout the legislative process, these are votes where both candidates voted on identical language. all of the titles, summaries and
descriptions are taken directly from the congressional research Service at the Library of congress. if we added any language, we put the words in italics.
if we deleted words, we used ellipses (…) to indicate that we omitted language. We selected votes from the final eight years that representative hoekstra
and Senator Stabenow served simultaneously in congress.
h.r . 1 - Title as enacted: american recovery and reinvestment act of 2009; Popular Title: Economic stimulus bill.
Stabenow YeS
hoekstra no
h.r . 2 – Title as enacted: Children’s health insurance Program reauthorization act 2009
Stabenow YeS hoekstra no
h.r . 2965 - Don’t ask, Don’t Tell repeal act of 2010 - Provides for repeal of the current department of defense (dod) policy concerning homosexu-
ality in the armed Forces, to be effective 60 days after the Secretary of defense has received dod’s comprehensive review on the implementation of such
repeal…
Stabenow YeS hoekstra no
h.r . 3435 - (cash for clunkers Program) Makes emergency supplemental appropriations of $2 billion for FY2009 and FY2010 to the national high-
way traffic Safety administration (nhtSa) of the department of transportation (dot ) for the consumer assistance to recycle and Save Program.
Stabenow YeS hoekstra YeS

uNited states seNatoR (CoNtiNued)

h.r . 3590 - Title as enacted: Patient Protection and affordable Care act; Popular title: health
h.r . 3590 - Title as enacted: Patient Protection and affordable Care act; Popular title: health care reform bill (Also referred to as Obamacare)
Stabenow YeS hoekstra no
S. 5 - official title as introduced: a bill to amend the Public health Service act to provide for human embryonic stem cell research. (2007) Sum-
mary: amends the Public health Service act to require the Secretary of health and human Services to conduct and support research that utilizes human
embryonic stem cells, regardless of the date on which the stem cells were derived from a human embryo.
Stabenow YeS hoekstra no
h.r . 6 Energy independence and Security act 2007 (CaFÉ and renewable fuels requirements)
Partial Summary: amends federal transportation law to instruct the Secretary of transportation (Secretary in this title) to prescribe separate average fuel
economy standards for passenger and for non-passenger automobiles for model years 2011-2030. instructs the Secretary of energy to establish a competi-
tive grants program to: (1) encourage the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles or other emerging electric vehicle technologies by governmental and quasi-
governmental entities and private or nonprofit entities; and (2) conduct qualified electric transportation projects.
Stabenow no
hoekstra no
h.r . 1 Medicare Prescription Drug, improvement, and Modernization act of 2003 Summary: t itle i: Medicare Prescription drug Benefit (Sec. 101)
amends title XViii (Medicare) of the Social Security act (SSa) to add a new part d (Voluntary Prescription drug Benefit Program). establishes a
new optional Medicare prescription drug benefit program augmenting with a comprehensive, flexible, and permanent voluntary prescription drug benefit
program the limited coverage of certain outpatient prescription drugs, biologicals, and vaccines currently covered under the Medicare program under its
original fee-for-service component under both Medicare parts a (hospital insurance) and B (Supplementary Medical insurance) and under its managed
care, medical savings account (MSa), and private fee-for-service component under Medicare part c (Medicare+choice).
Stabenow no
hoekstra YeS
h.r . 2 Jobs and growth Tax relief reconciliation act of 2003 (Also known as the Bush tax cuts)
Stabenow no
hoekstra YeS

state boaRd of eduCatioN - Choose Two

Todd Courser Party affiliation: republican education:

university of Michigan, BS Business Management; Thomas cooley Law School, Jd taxation and Business Planning recent Positions: accountant; attorney; Parochial and church Boards; Private Law Firm; Practice State and Federal tax court Law Marital Status/children: Married, 4 children religious Faith: christian age: 40 community and civic involvement: Lapeer county chamber of commerce economic club endorrsements: right to Life of Michigan, citizens for traditional Values, gun o wners of america, national rifle association

W hat iS the MoSt PreSSing ProBleM facing oUr edUcation SySteM today and What WoUld yoU do aBoUt thiS ProBleM?

1. expand School choice options, including more charter schools. 2. Place the Parents in control, letting them decide which type of learning environment is best for their child. 3. advocate for education reform, providing our children with an education that utilizes funding to its full potential. 4. Work to end common core (the nationally mandated curriculum), letting teachers do their jobs without needless government red-tape. 5. encourage american exceptionalism, helping students to understand the history and greatness of our nation. 6. i will advocate for families, students and educators to bring quality education back to Michigan.

Michelle Fecteau Party affiliation: democrat education:

Michigan State university, BS relations/Political Science; Michigan State university, Ma Labor & industrial relations recent Positions: executive director, Wayne State university chapter american association of university Professors, 2007 – present; Labor Program Specialist Wayne State university, 1996 -2007 Marital Status/children: Married, 7 children religious

Faith: catholic age: 51 community and civic involvement: Foster Parent 1992 – 2002; Foster parent of the Year 1997; Past Board Member of Wayne county Society of autistic citizens; Past Board Member of insights for open adoption; Founded neighborhood support group for parents of special needs children; Block captain north rosedale Park community; Volunteer,

alternatives for girls

endorsements: american Federation of teachers;

Michigan education association

W hat iS the MoSt PreSSing ProBleM facing oUr edUcation SySteM today and What WoUld yoU do aBoUt thiS ProBleM?

The challenge of providing all students the educational experience needed to reach their full potential given high and increasing levels of poverty and financial contraints.

i would work to increase awareness of poverty’s clear and consistent effect on children’s educational achievement and the negative longterm consequences it can have on the future of all Michiganders. i would develop a diverse network of organizations concerned about these and other issues and provide them with information on developing policy and legislative initiatives to enable them to have an effective voice in the process. i would also seek to obtain information from them regarding the impact a policy might have, or is actually having, especially at the school or local level. i would work to ensure that groups representing families, educators, and children, including those with special needs, are heard and i would assist these groups in organizing effectively.

state boaRd of eduCatioN (CoNtiNued)

Melanie Kurdys Party affiliation: republican education:

university of Michigan, BS Mathmatics recent Positions: Portage Public

School Board trustee 2007-2011 (VP 2010-11); Kalamazoo county great

Start collaborative Board Member

2007 – present; research consultant

Portage Schools, special projects 2004-2007 Marital Status/children:

Married, 3 children religious Faith: catholic age: 57 community and civic involvement: Kalamazoo county great Start collaborative endorsements: Kevin hollenbeck, Past President PPS Board, democrat; gene clem – President, Southwest Michigan tea Party Patriots; tonya Schuitmaker – Senator State of Michigan

W hat iS the MoSt PreSSing ProBleM facing oUr edUcation SySteM today and What WoUld yoU do aBoUt thiS ProBleM?

The most pressing problem facing Michigan’s education system today is our

low student achievement.

More than 35% are not reading and more than

70% are not doing math at grade level.

research shows engaged parents and excellent teachers are keys to student learning. We must focus efforts toward these goals. resources must be focused to engage and inform parents. teacher preparation and targeted professional development must be a top priority. The efforts underway to implement teacher evaluation systems must be directed to evidence based practices. integration of 4-year-old programs into K-12 must be monitored to ensure the current successful models are not negatively impacted. i will work to stop the implementation of common core which is inappropriate use of time and money. i will be accountable to improved outcomes for students.

lupe r amos-Montigy

Party affiliation: democrat

education: Ba, elementary education/Spanish, Pan american university; Ma, grand Valley State university recent Positions: Public school teacher, principal, bilingual director; community/Political involvement. Marital Status/children: divorced, 2 children religious Faith: n/a age: 68 community and civic involvement: Student advancement Foundation Board; Friends of the court advisory Board; committee to honor cesar chavez; democratic Party, local, state and national involvement endorsements: Michigan education association; uS Senator carl Levin; george heartwell, Mayor of grand rapids

W hat iS the MoSt PreSSing ProBleM facing oUr edUcation SySteM today and What WoUld yoU do aBoUt thiS ProBleM?

i believe the most pressing problem facing our education system today is the lack of trust and communication with those involved in providing the best schools for all our students. The “educational army” who are the educators in the school buildings, i believe, should not be the first to be blamed for all the impediments associated with student-learning. Students, families, educators, legislators, and communities must work in lock-step to provide the leadership necessary to close the achievement gap and prepare the future world leaders of tomorrow. education is the foundation of our democracy and the path to a good life. it will be my responsibility as a member of the State Board of education to bring people together to deter the erosion of the foundation of our democracy, PuBLic education.

uNiveRsity boaRds

Michigan State university (Select Two Candidates)

Joel Ferguson (incumbent) Party affiliation: democrat education: Michigan Sate university, Ba recent Positions: 18 years (3 terms) on the Michigan State university Board of trustees Marital Status/ children: Married, 5 children religious Faith: n/a age: 40 community and civic involvement: n/a endorsements: Building trades; Mea; Michigan Farm Bureau

Melanie Foster (incumbent) Party affiliation: republican education: Michigan State university, BS recent Positions: Michigan State university Board of trustees, 2005-2012; Michigan State university Foundation Board, 2007-2012; central Michigan university Board of trustees, 1998-2004 Marital Status/children: Married, 3 children religious Faith: christian age: 57 community and civic involvement: capitol area united Way board member; Lansing christian School Foundation; executive committee endorsements: Michigan Farm Bureau; right to Life of Michigan; citizens for traditional Values

Brian Mosallam Party affiliation: democrat candidate chose not to respond.

Jeff Sakwa Party affiliation: republican education: Michigan State university, Ba recent Positions: President, noble realty inc. for 26 years Marital Status/children: Married, 2 children religious Faith: Jewish age: 52 community and civic involvement: President, defeat the Label (anti Bullying Movement); Board Member anti defamation League (o ldest civil rights movement); West Bloomfield education Foundation (Money raising arm for West Bloomfield Schools) endorsements: attorney general Bill Schuette; Former Secretary of State terri Land; Former West Bloomfield Schools Superintendant Joanne andrees

university of Michigan (Select Two Candidates)

Mark Bernstein Party affiliation: democrat education: university of Michigan, Ba, Jd, MBa recent Positions: President, Sam Bernstein Law Firm, PLLc; Michigan civil rights commissioner 2004-Present Marital Status/children: Married; 3 children religious Faith: Jewish age: 41 community and civic involvement: executive Board, Michigan association for Justice; Board of directors, Jewish Funds for Justice; Fellow of the Michigan State Bar association endorsements: rev. dr. Jim holley, Phd; george heartwell, Mayor of grand rapids; John austin, President, Mi State Board of education

Shauna ryder Diggs Party affiliation: democrat candidate chose not to respond.

Dan horning Party affiliation: republican education:

university of Michigan, BgS recent Positions: regent emeritus, The university of Michigan Marital Status/children: 2 children religious Faith: Presbyterian age: 53 community and civic involvement: n/a endorsements: right to Life

robert Steele Party affiliation: republican education: university of Michigan, aB, Md recent Positions: 20 years university of Michigan Medical School clinical assistant professor; 25 years cardiologist, private practice Personal: Married, 4 children religious Faith/denomination: chrisitan age: 54 endorsements: dr. Larry arn, President of hillsdale college; Michigan right to Life; uS rep. Mike rogers community and civic involvement: 2010 candidate for uS congress, 15th district; 25 year member heritage Foundation, founding member Se Michigan committee for heritage; Former board/treasurer club Wolverine swimming.

uNiveRsity boaRds

Wayne State university (Select Two Candidates)

Michael J. Busuito Party affiliation: republican education:

university of Michigan, BS; Wayne State university, Md recent Positions:

chief of plastic surgery, detroit Medical center and Wayne State university; chief of plastic surgery, St. John’s hospital, detroit Marital Status/ children: Married, 6 children religious Faith: catholic age: 58 community and civic involvement: Founder and president of operation Kindness, providing surgery in third world areas for children with congenital and traumatic deformities endorsements: n/a

Satish Jasti Party affiliation: republican education: Wayne State university, BS; university of chicago, MBa recent Positions: Vice President, Bank of ann arbor, Plymouth, Mi; Founder, President and ceo, Lotus Bank Marital Status/children: Married, 2 children religious Faith:

hindu age: 53 community and civic involvement: american red cross of Se Michigan, Former Board Member and audit committee chair; novi chamber of commerce, Former chamber of the Board; detroit economic club, Sustaining Member endorsements: n/a

Sandra hughes o’Brien Party affiliation: democrat education: grand Valley State university, BS; detroit college of Law, Jd recent Positions: o’Brien Law office, PLLc, 1992 to Present; northville Public School district curriculum council, 2010 to Present Marital Status/ children: Married, 3 children religious Faith: catholic age: 45 community and civic involvement: Bridgepointe, LLc – Volunteer; detroit hispanic development corporation – Board Member; northville Public School district curriculum council - council Member endorsements: Michigan

education association; american Federation of teachers;

uaW

Kim Trent Party affiliation: democrat candidate chose not to respond.

eNdoRsemeNts

The following organizations endorse candidates seeking public office. all endorsements were provided by the endorsing organization and should not be considered as an endorsement by Michigan Family Forum. The information is public information available on the internet. For more information about endorsement selections, we have provided you with the phone numbers and websites of the endorsing entities. The description of each organization was taken directly from the website of the endorsing organization. in some cases, an organization may endorse more than one candidate in each district.

SC - Sierra Club: “o ur mission is to: (1) explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of

resources; (2) Practice and promote the responsible use of the

earth’s ecosystems and resources; (3) educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and (4) use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.” 517-484-2372 www.michigan.sierraclub.org

PP - Planned Parenthood: Planned Parenthood advocates of Michigan works to protect and enhance the ability of its affiliates to deliver reproductive health care services by affecting policy makers through electoral and non-electoral activities. The Planned Parenthood Pac focuses on endorsing pro- choice political candidates and electoral work. 517-482-1080 www.miplannedparenthood.org

FB - Farm Bureau: Farm Bureau works…to support action not just on farm issues, but on many of the same things you’re concerned about: protection of private property rights and the quality of the rural environment, tax policies and economic growth, and the quality and safety of our food supply. 517-323-7000 www.michfb.com

rTl -right To life: right to Life of Michigan is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian, nonprofit organization of diverse and caring people united to protect the precious gift of human life from fertilization to natural death. 616-532-2300 www.rtl.org

CC - Chamber of Commerce: The Michigan chamber’s mission is to promote conditions favorable to job creation and business growth in Michigan. 517-371-2100 www.michamber.com

aFl-Cio: The aFL-cio represents millions of working people who belong to unions dedicated to improving the lives of working families, bringing fairness and dignity to the workplace and securing social equity in the nation. 517-487-5966 www.miaflcio.org

EQM - Equality Michigan Pride PaC: equality Michigan Pride Pac is Michigan’s only statewide political action committee which focuses on the needs of Michigan’s gay and transgender residents, as well as the concerns of allied progressive groups. www.eqmipridepac.com

CTV - Citizens for Traditional Values: ctV seeks to broaden public understanding of the importance of personal freedom and traditional family values. 517-321-1390 www.ctvmichigan.org

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Prohibit Public unions
Same-Sex adoptions
limit greenhouse gas
healthcare opt-o ut
Same-Sex Marriage
limit Food Stamps
Border Funding
Balanced Budget
Conscience Exemption
Public Earmarks
Legislation to prohibit collective bargaining (unions) for federal employees.
Legislation to withhold all federal funding from any private or public adoption agency if that agency refuses to adopt to
same-sex couples.
Legislation to limit greenhouse gases produced by fossil fuels by passing the “cap and trade”.
Legislation to eliminate the federal mandate that everyone must purchase healthcare coverage or pay a fee.
Legislation to repeal the defense of Marriage act which defines marriage, for federal purposes, as a union between a
man and a woman.
Legislation to limit food stamps to basic essential foods such as dairy, meats and produce, similar to limitations on the
Wic (Women, infants and children) food program.
Legislation to increase funding to erect barriers, to electronically monitor, and to increase border patrol personnel to
secure u.S. borders.
Legislation to amend the u.S. constitution to require a balanced budget in which a three-fifths majority is needed to
engage in deficit spending unless a state of war was declared.
Legislation to create a religious conscience exemption for healthcare providers who object to providing certain medical
drugs or procedures.
Legislation to require lawmakers who request earmarks (money appropriated for specific projects) to do so on public
record.
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Legislation to permit public school health clinics to distribute family planning drugs or devices to students.
Legislation to permit two unmarried adults to adopt a child.
Legislation to extend waiting periods for divorce, when minor children are involved, from 6 months to 1 year, unless
domestic violence has occurred in the home.
Legislation to amend Michigan’s Constitution to permit same-sex partner benefits from public employers, such as universities.
Legislation to define a fetus as a dependent for tax deduction purposes.
Legislation to require divorcing couples with minor children to attend, either together or separately, a child-impact divorce
education program before a divorce is granted.
Legislation to require every school district to provide comprehensive sex education, which includes instruction on birth
control and STD prevention methods.
Legislation to require unmarried pregnant minors to participate in an adoption awareness program as a condition of
receiving public assistance.
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miNoR PaRties

PreS

ident

 

grn

Stein, Jill

17

trotting horse Ln

Lexington, Ma 02421 www.jillstein.org

uSt

goode, Jr., Virgil h.

 

90

e church St

rocky Mount, Va 24151

www.goodeforpresident2012.com

nLP

anderson, ross c.

418

douglas St

Salt Lake city, ut 84102

www.voterocky.org

Vice PreS ident

uSt

clymer, James n.

301

Letort rd

Millersville, Pa 17551

 

grn

honkala, cheri

 

1928

Mutter St

 

Philadelphia, Pa 19122

 

nLP

rodriguez, Luis

  • 716 orange grove ave

San Fernando, ca 91340

u nited StateS Senator

LiB

Boman, Scotty

4877

Balfour rd

detroit, Mi 48224

uSt

Matkin, richard a.

30

W harry ave

hazel Park, Mi 48030

grn

Mikkelson, harley

3122

W caro rd

caro, Mi 48723

nLP

Litle, John d.

2763

arrowwood trl

ann arbor, Mi 48105

u ni V erS it Y o F Michigan regent S

LiB

hudler, James Lewis 17165 Fahrner rd

LiB

chelsea, Mi 48118 Stempfle, gregory Scott

1726

Pearson

Ferndale, Mi 48220

uSt

Sanger, Joe

 

4119

Thackin dr

Lansing, Mi 48911

uSt

Van Sickle, gerald t.

grn

Po Box 38 Wellston, Mi 49689 Borregard, eric

7544

Lake hollow ct

nLP

dexter, Mi 48130 Mattson, nikki

3645

Partridge Path apt 1

ann arbor, Mi 48108

Michigan State u ni V erS it Y t ru S teeS

LiB

Miller, Michael h.

6070

carriage hill dr

east Lansing, Mi 48823

uSt

Mohr ii, Bill

 

1665

20 Mile rd

Kent city, Mi 49330

uSt

Young, Stephen J.

3101

134th St

hopkins, Mi 49328

grn

clarke, Lloyd

 

5770

Mcgrandy rd

Bridgeport, Mi 48722

miNoR PaRties (CoNtiNued)

WaY ne State g oV ernorS

uSt

gale, robert Po Box 1313

uSt

Sterling heights, Mi 48311 Sosnowski, Marc J.

8488

Kinloch St

dearborn heights, Mi 48127

grn

guttshall, Margaret

4190

Kensington

detroit, Mi 48224

grn

redding, Latham

3520

Kensington

detroit, Mi 48224

State Board o F education

LiB

Lecureaux, andy Po Box 1033

uSt

hazel Park, Mi 48030 adams, Karen

6274

t ischer rd

Lake odessa, Mi 48849

uSt

graeser, gail M.

990

W 48th St

Fremont, Mi 49412

grn

caveny, candace r .

grn

Po Box 1043 Lapeer, Mi 48446 reynolds iii, d wain

725

Perch cove ct.

Middleville, Mi 49333

united StateS houSe oF rePreSentatiVeS

District, Party, Candidate, Contact Information

  • 1 Salvette, emily

LiB

 

2016

devonshire rd

grn

ann arbor, Mi 48104 Boal, ellis

9330

Boyne city rd

charlevoix, Mi 49720

  • 2 LiB Buzuma, Mary

714

S Beacon Blvd apt 76

grand haven, Mi 49417

uSt

graeser, ronald e.

990

W 48th St

Fremont, Mi 49412

grn

opalicky, William J.

23631

Philip

Southfield, Mi 48075

  • 3 gelineau, Bill

LiB

2789

Kissing rock ave Se

Lowell, Mi 49331

  • 4 gelineau, John

LiB

1493

Baywicke dr Se

Lowell, Mi 49331

uSt

Zimmer, george M.

265

W Lehring rd

Byron, Mi 48418

grn

t immons, Pat

1919

iroquois

traverse city, Mi 49686

  • 5 creswell, gregory

LiB

14265

Kilbourne

detroit, Mi 48213

nPa

davenport, david

2301

Forest hill ave

Flint, Mi 48504

miNoR PaRties (CoNtiNued)

  • 6 LiB

gelineau, christie

  • 12 LiB

Secula, richard J.

 
 

1493

Baywicke dr Se

8802

Thorntree dr

Lowell, Mi 49331

  • 13 LiB

grosse ile, Mi 48138

 

uSt

gatties, Jason

Sharer, chris

514

court St apt 5

8193

donna

Saint Joseph, Mi 49085

Westland, Mi 48185

 
  • 7 LiB

Proctor, Ken

uSt

gray, Martin

111

W needmore h wy

1131

Woodbourne St

 

charlotte, Mi 48813

Westland, Mi 48186

 

grn

Wunsch, richard e.

riverside

Brooklyn, Mi 49230

goebel, daniel

Westwood dr

howell, Mi 48843

LiB

grn

  • 14 Schwartz, Leonard

 

8410

13711 Victoria

 

oak Park, Mi 48237

  • 8 LiB

campbell, douglas

 

1500

335 e Lewiston

 

Ferndale, Mi 48220

nPa

Brooks, Preston

 

6211

englewood dr

 

clarkston, Mi 48346

Su P reM e court Ju S ticeS - n on Parti S an

  • 9 LiB

Fulner, Jim

3059

cumberland

 

Berkley, Mi 48072

dern, doug

uSt

townsend, Les

4300

n Milford rd

 
 

15264

rudland

highland, Mi 48357

 

roseville, Mi 48066

grn

Williams, Julia

n cambridge dr

Fraser, Mi 48026

Morgan, Kerry L.

 
 

32331

20601 Sumner

 

redford, Mi 48240

  • 10 dashairya, Bhagwan

LiB

Ford rd

roddis, Bob

 
 

38219

 

Westland, Mi 48185

tatar, John J.

 
  • 11 LiB

Po Box 510104 Livonia, Mi 48151

424 Madison grosse Pointe Farms, Mi 48236

grn

d uke, Steven Paul

S u P reM e court J u S tice - Partial term ending

   

Po Box 209

Barry, Mindy

1124

01/01/2015

Jonesville, Mi 49250

nLP

Johnson, daniel

Berkshire rd

 

1400

o ld canton Ln #8

grosse Pointe Park, Mi 48230

east Lansing, Mi 48823

uSt

Sosnowski, Marc J.

 

8488

Kinloch St

dearborn heights, Mi 48127

ballot PRoPosals

P roPoSal 12-1 P roPoSal 12-2 a reFerenduM on PuBLic act 4 oF 2011 – the
P roPoSal 12-1
P roPoSal 12-2
a reFerenduM on PuBLic act 4 oF 2011 –
the eMergencY Manager LaW
a ProPoSaL to aMend the State conStitu-
tion
regarding coLLectiVe Bargaining
Public act 4 of 2011 would:
This proposal would:
establish criteria to assess the financial condition of local
government units, including school districts.
authorize governor to appoint an emergency manager
(eM) upon state finding of a financial emergency, and allow
the eM to act in place of local government officials.
require eM to develop financial and operating plans, which
may include modification or termination of contracts, re-
organization of government, and determination of expen-
ditures, services, and use of assets until the emergency is
resolved.
alternatively, authorize state-appointed review team to enter
into a local government approved consent decree.
Should this law be approved?
grant public and private employees the constitutional right
to organize and bargain collectively through labor unions.
invalidate existing or future state or local laws that limit the
ability to join unions and bargain collectively, and to negoti-
ate and enforce collective bargaining agreements, including
employees’ financial support of their labor unions. Laws may
be enacted to prohibit public employees from striking.
o verride state laws that regulate hours and conditions of
employment to the extent that those laws conflict with col-
lective bargaining agreements.
define “employer” as a person or entity employing one or
more
employees.
YeS
/
no
Should this proposal be approved?
YeS
/
no
ballot PRoPosals (CoNtiNued) P roPoSal 12-3 P roPoSal 12-4 a ProPoSaL to aMend the State conStitu-
ballot PRoPosals (CoNtiNued)
P roPoSal 12-3
P roPoSal 12-4
a ProPoSaL to aMend the State conStitu-
tion to eStaBLiSh a Standard For reneW-
aBLe energY
a ProPoSaL to aMend the State conStitu-
tion
to eStaBLiSh the Michigan QuaLit Y hoMe
care counciL and ProVide coLLectiVe Bar-
gaining For in-hoMe care WorKerS
This proposal would:
This proposal would:
require electric utilities to provide at least 25% of their an-
nual retail sales of electricity from renewable energy sources,
which are wind, solar, biomass, and hydropower, by 2025.
Limit to not more than 1% per year electric utility rate
increases charged to consumers only to achieve compliance
with the renewable energy standard.
allow annual extensions of the deadline to meet the 25%
standard in order to prevent rate increases over the 1% limit.
require the legislature to enact additional laws to encourage
the use of Michigan made equipment and employment of
Michigan residents.
Should this proposal be approved?
allow in-home care workers to bargain collectively with the
Michigan Quality home care council (MQhcc). con-
tinue the current exclusive representative of in-home care
workers until modified in accordance with labor laws.
require MQhcc to provide training for in-home care
workers, create a registry of workers who pass background
checks, and provide financial services to patients to manage
the cost of in-home care.
Preserve patients’ rights to hire in-home care workers who
are not referred from the MQhcc registry who are bar-
gaining unit members.
authorize the MQhcc to set minimum compensation
standards and terms and conditions of employment.
YeS
/
no
Should this law be approved?
YeS
/
no
ballot PRoPosals (CoNtiNued) P roPoSal 12-5 P roPoSal 12-6 a ProPoSaL to aMend the State conStitu-
ballot PRoPosals (CoNtiNued)
P roPoSal 12-5
P roPoSal 12-6
a ProPoSaL to aMend the State conStitu-
tion
to LiMit the enact Ment oF neW taXeS BY
State goVernMent
a ProPoSaL to aMend the State conStitu-
tion
regarding conStruction oF internationaL
BridgeS and tunneLS
This proposal would:
This proposal would:
require a 2/3 majority vote of the State house and the State
Senate, or a statewide vote of the people at a november election,
in order for the State of Michigan to impose new or additional
taxes on taxpayers or expand the base of taxation or increasing
the rate of taxation.
This section shall in no way be construed to limit or modify tax
limitations otherwise created in this constitution.
Should this proposal be approved?
require the approval of a majority of voters at a statewide
election and in each municipality where “new international
bridges or tunnels for motor vehicles” are to be located
before the State of Michigan may expend state funds or
resources for acquiring land, designing, soliciting bids for,
constructing, financing, or promoting new international
bridges or tunnels.
create a definition of “new international bridges or tunnels
for motor vehicles” that means, “any bridge or tunnel which
is not open to the public and serving traffic as of January 1,
2012.”
YeS
/
no
Should this proposal be approved?
YeS
/
no
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Ballot Proposals
Proposal 12-1
yes
no
Proposal 12-4
yes
no
Proposal 12-2
yes
no
Proposal 12-5
yes
no
Proposal 12-3
yes
no
Proposal 12-6
yes
no