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?

Cass County Proposal for E-911 Central Dispatch -- Cass County Proposal for E-911 Central Dispatch

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 exisisting constitutional 6% limitation. Should this law be approved?

Niles Community Schools Operating Millage Renewal Proposal -- Niles Community Schools Operating Millage Renewal Proposal

Shall the constitutional tax rate limitation in the County of Cass be renewed 1/5 mill ($.20) per thousand dollars against all taxable property in the County of Cass for a period of 4 years beginning with the December 1, 2014 levy and ending with the December 1, 2017 levy so as to provide funding for the operation of the 9-1-1 Central Dispatch? If approved and levied in its entirety on December 1, 2014, this millage would raise an estimated $376,822 in the first year.

Proposal for Ambulance Operation and Maintenance -- Proposal for Ambulance Operation and Maintenance

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 full foundation allowance per pupil under Proposal A. The remaining .5 mills are only available to be levied to restore millage lost as a result of a

Eau Claire Public Schools Operating Millage Renewal Proposal -- Eau Claire Public Schools Operating Millage Renewal Proposal

Shall the tax limitation on general ad valorem taxes within Ontwa Township, Cass County, Michigan imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution be increased for said Township by .25 mills ($ .25 per $1,000 of taxable value) for the period of 2014 through 2017 inclusive to provide funds for the maintenance and operation of ambulance services; and shall the Township levy such increase in millage for said purpose, thereby, raising in the first year an estimated $50,812.00.

Decatur Public Schools Operating Millage Renewal Proposal -- Decatur Public Schools 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. The remaining 1.05 mill is only available to be levied to restore millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the