Brought to you by Election Magic May 5 2015 Election - 5/5/2015

Proposal Text


A proposal to amend the State Constitution to increase the sales/use tax from 6% to 7% to replace and supplement reduced revenue to the School Aid Fund and local units of government caused by the elimination of the sales/use tax on gasoline and diesel fuel for vehicles operating on public roads, and to give effect to laws that provice additional money for roads and other transportation purposes by increasing the gas tax and vehicle registration fees. The proposed constitutional amendment would: * Eliminate sales / use taxes on gasoline / diesel fuel for vehicles on public roads. * Increase portion of use tax dedicated to School Aid Fund (SAF). * Expand use of SAF to community colleges and career / technical education, and prohibit use for 4-year colleges / universities. * Give effect to law, including those that: - Increases sales / use tax to 7%, as authorized by constitutional amendment. - Increase gasoline / diesel fuel tax and adjust annually for inflation, increase vehicle registration fees, and dedicate revenue for roads and other transportation purposes. -Expand competitive bidding and warranties for road projects. - Increase earned income credit. Should this proposal be adopted?


Shall Ross Township impose an increase of up to 1 mill ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution and levy it for 5 years, 2015 through 2019, inclusive, on all taxable real and personal property in the Township, including the portion of the Village of Augusta within Ross Township, for disbursement to Ross Township for the purpose of operating and maintaining fire protection services and related emergency services provided by the Augusta-Ross Township Fire Department, inclusing the purchase of vehicles, apparatus, equipment, and housing, thereby raising an estimated $302,656.34 in the first year the millage is levied?


This proposal will allow the school district to levy the statutory rate of18 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 2015 tax levy. Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 18 mills ($18.00 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 Climax-Scotts Community Schools, Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 4 years, 2016 to 2019, 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 2016 is approximately $293,108 (this is a renewal of millage which will expire with the 2015 tax levy)?


This proposal will increase the levy by Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency (Kalamazoo RESA) of special education millage previously approved by the electors. The revenue raised by the proposed millage will be levied and collected by Kalamazoo RESA and will be used to fund special education services to students with disabilities. Shall the 3.00 mills limitation (which has been reduced to 2.8970 mills as required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963) on the annual property tax previously approved by the electors of Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency, Michigan (Kalamazoo RESA), for the education of students with a disability be increased by 1.5 milla ($1.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation), for a period of 6 years, 2015 to 2020, inclusive; the estimate of the revenue Kalamazoo RESA will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2015 is approximately $10,850,000 from local property taxes authorized herein?