Brought to you by Election Magic Michigan August 2014 Primary Election - 8/5/2014

Proposal Text

State Proposal - 14-1 -- Reduce State Use Tax.

APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL OF AMENDATORY ACT TO REDUCE STATE USE TAX AND REPLACE WITH A LOCAL COMMUNITY STABILIZATION SHARE TO MODERNIZE THE TAX SYSTEM TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES GROW AND CREATE JOBS

The amendatory act adopted by the Legislature would:
1. Reduce the state use tax and replace with a local community stabilization share of the tax for the purpose of modernizing the tax system to help small businesses grow and create jobs in Michigan.
2. Require Local Community Stabilization Authority to provide revenue to local governments dedicated for local purposes, including police safety, fire protection, and ambulance emergency services.
3. Increase portion of state use tax dedicated for aid to local school districts.
4. Prohibit Authority from increasing taxes.
5. Prohibit total use tax rate from exceeding existing constitutional 6% limitation.
Should this law be approved?

Burlington Township Proposal -- Fire Department Millage Renewal

BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT MILLAGE RENEWAL (Ballot Proposal for Renewal Millage for Township Fire Department Operating Purposes) Shall the expired previous voted increase in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6, of the Michigan Constitution in Burlington Township, of 1 mill ($1 per $1,000 of taxable value) be renewed at 1 mill ($1 per $1,000 of taxable value) and levied for 4 years, 2014 through 2017 inclusive, for Township Fire Department operating purposes, raising an estimated $44,000 in the first year the millage is levied?

Clarence Township Proposal -- Millage Renewal For Roads

CLARENCE TOWNSHIP MILLAGE RENEWAL FOR ROADS Shall Clarence Township renew the current levy of .5 mills ($0.50 per $1,000.00 of taxable value) on real property only in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution and levy it for 4 years, 2014 through 2017, inclusive, for township road construction and improvement purposes, which .5-mills increase will raise an estimated $35,000.00 in the first year the millage is levied?

Eckford Township Proposal -- Voted Increase to Offset Headle Rollbacks in Allocated Millage Renewal

ECKFORD TOWNSHIP VOTED INCREASE TO OFFSET HEADLEE ROLLBACKS IN ALLOCATED MILLAGE RENEWAL Shall the voted allocated township millage rate of 1 mill ($1 per $1,000 of taxable value), reduced to .8942 mills ($.89 per $1,000 of taxable value) by the required millage rollbacks, be increased up to .1058 mills ($.11 per $1,000 of taxable value) to the original allocated rate to recover that millage reduction and be levied by Eckford Township, for 10 years, 2014 through 2023 inclusive, for general operating purposes, which .1058-mill increase will raise an estimated $5724 in the first year the millage is levied?

Emmett Charter Township Proposal -- Public Safety Millage Renewal

EMMETT CHARTER TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SAFETY MILLAGE RENEWAL (Ballot Proposal for Public Safety Vehicle’s, Apparatus, Equipment and Housing Millage) Shall Emmett Charter Township continue to levy an amount of 1 mill ($1 per $1,000 of taxable value) on real property located in the Township for ten years beginning with the 2015 tax levy year and running through the 2024 tax levy year inclusive, which will raise in the first year of such levy an estimated revenue of $314,857.00 to be disbursed to Emmett Charter Township and used for the purchase of public safety equipment and apparatus (including, but not limited to, police cars and fire trucks), and housing (public safety stations) as well as for maintenance thereof? If approved, this would be a renewal of previously approved millage of 1 mill for public safety vehicles, apparatus, equipment and maintenance which will expire at the end of 2014.

Marengo Township Proposal -- Road Millage

MARENGO TOWNSHIP ROAD MILLAGE Shall Marengo Township impose an increase of 1 mill ($1.00 per $1,000.00 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution and levy it for five years, 2014 through 2018, inclusive, for township road improvement and repair purposes, which one mill increase will raise an estimated $72,797.51 in the first year the millage is levied?

Pennfield Charter Township Proposal -- Public Safety Millage Renewal

PENNFIELD CHARTER TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SAFETY MILLAGE RENEWAL Shall the expired previous voter approved millage in Pennfield Charter Township, of 4.50 mills ($4.50 per $1,000.00 of taxable value), be renewed at 4.50 mills ($4.50 per $1,000.00 of taxable value) and levied for 4 years, 2014 through 2017 inclusive, with revenues from this millage to be used by Pennfield Charter Township for purposes of Police and Fire protection, raising in the first year of levy an estimated $870,000.00?

Albion Public Schools Proposal -- Millage Proposal, Building & Site Sinking Fund Tax Levy

ALBION PUBLIC SCHOOLS MILLAGE PROPOSAL, BUILDING AND SITE SINKING FUND TAX LEVY Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Albion Public Schools, Calhoun and Jackson Counties, Michigan, be increased by and the board of education be authorized to levy not to exceed 4 mills ($4.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 5 years, 2014 to 2018, inclusive, to create a sinking fund for the construction or repair of school buildings and all other purposes authorized by law; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2014 is approximately $679,352?

Bellevue Community Schools Proposal -- Operating Millage Renewal

BELLEVUE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL This proposal will allow the school district to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance and renews millage that will expire with the 2014 tax levy. Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 20.0188 mills ($20.0188 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Bellevue Community Schools, Eaton, Barry and Calhoun Counties, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 9 years, 2015 to 2023, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; if approved, the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect the first year of levy, 2015, is approximately $334,498 (this is a renewal of millage which will expire with the 2014 tax levy)?

Homer Community School District Proposal -- Operating Millage

HOMER COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OPERATING MILLAGE PROPOSAL This proposal will enable the school district to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance. Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Homer Community School District, Calhoun, Jackson, Hillsdale and Branch Counties, Michigan, be increased by 2 mills ($2.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 8 years, 2014 to 2021, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2014 is approximately $3,500 (this millage is to restore millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and will be levied only to the extent necessary to restore that reduction)?

Litchfield Community Schools Proposal I: Operating -- I. Operating Millage Renewal

LITCHFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOLS I. OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance. Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Litchfield Community Schools, Hillsdale, Jackson, Calhoun and Branch Counties, Michigan, be increased by 18 mills ($18.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 5 years, 2014 to 2018, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2014 is approximately $392,000 (this is a renewal of millage which expired with the 2013 tax levy)?

Litchfield Community Schools Proposal II: Bldg & Site -- II. Millage Renewal Proposal, Building & Site Sinking Fund Tax Levy

LITCHFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOLS II. MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL, BUILDING AND SITE SINKING FUND TAX LEVY Shall the currently authorized millage rate of .75 mill ($0.75 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) which may be assessed against all property in Litchfield Community Schools, Hillsdale, Jackson, Calhoun and Branch Counties, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 4 years, 2015 to 2018, inclusive, to continue to provide for a sinking fund for the construction or repair of school buildings and all other purposes authorized by law; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2015 is approximately $81,000 (this is a renewal of millage which will expire with the 2014 tax levy)?

Springport Public Schools Proposal -- Operating Milalge Renewal

SPRINGPORT PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL This proposal will allow the school district to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance and renews millage that will expire with the 2014 tax levy. Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 18.7725 mills ($18.7725 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Springport Public Schools, Jackson, Calhoun, Eaton and Ingham Counties, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 8 years, 2015 to 2022, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2015 is approximately $682,000 (this is a renewal of millage which will expire with the 2014 tax levy)?