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Don't Forget to Vote

Monday, November 05, 2012   (0 Comments)
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As we wind down to the final hours of this year’s elections, and the end to all the TV commercials, radio advertisements, mail brochures and yard signs, here is a little last minute information for you.

The state’s online Michigan Voter Information Center features all upcoming election-related information spanning from voter registration to ballot information.  The website allows you to verify voter registration status, access a list of all candidates running for office, along with their corresponding campaign websites links, and even view a sample of the ballot you will see at the voting booth by inserting some basic information.  We strongly encourage all of those who are registered to take some time out of their day and cast their vote.

As a reminder, two statewide ballot proposals could have significant impacts on the heavy construction industry in Michigan.  Proposal 5 and Proposal 6 could affect the future of our infrastructure in negative ways and lock those policies into our state’s constitution, making it extremely difficult to change.  Descriptions of both proposals are listed below for your review.  If you have any questions about any of the proposals, please do not hesitate to contact Lance Binoniemi at lancebinoniemi@mi-ita.com or (517) 347-8336.

Proposal 5:  A proposal to amend the state constitution to limit the enactment of new taxes by state government – VOTE NO

Proposal 5, if passed, would require a 2/3 majority of the Legislature, or a vote of the people, for any future tax increases.  This would include any changes to our current tax structure.  Our goal of increased funding for infrastructure in Michigan would be near impossible to accomplish if a 2/3 majority of the Legislature would be required to support its passage.

Proposal 6:  A proposal to amend the state constitution regarding construction of international bridges and tunnels – VOTE NO

Proposal 6, if passed, would require a vote of the people before the State of Michigan can construct or finance new international bridges or tunnels for motor vehicles.  This could halt construction on the New International Trade Crossing that has been approved by Governor Snyder and the Canadian government.

Please be sure to share this information with your family, friends and employees, and encourage them all to vote "No" on Proposals 5 and 6.


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