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Voting in Royal Oak: What are the State Proposals on the November Ballot?

Before you head to the polls on Nov. 6, Patch is reminding you what's on the ballot in Michigan, Oakland County and Royal Oak.

The Nov. 6 general election is a little more than a week away, and Patch is looking to help Royal Oak residents prepare with a quick reminder of what's on the ballot and what they need to know before they vote.

Royal Oak Patch has been covering this election all year, however sometimes you just need a quick refresher before you head to the polls. Today, we're taking a look at the various proposals on the state ballot.

Michigan State Proposals

Michigan voters will consider six proposals this November. For more information on each, visit the following links.

  • Proposal 12-1: The Emergency Manager Law would expand the powers of emergency managers in municipalities and school districts and allow the governor to appoint emergency managers.
  • Proposal 12-2: Right to Collective Bargaining is a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would make collective bargaining a right for public and private workers.
  • Proposal 12-3: Renewable Energy Standard is a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would require 25 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources.
  • Proposal 12-4: Quality Home Care is a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would give home health care workers limited collective bargaining rights.
  • Proposal 12-5: Limit Enactment of New State Taxes is a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would require a two-thirds majority of the state legislature or a statewide vote to raise state taxes.
  • Proposal 12-6: Require Vote on International Bridges is a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would require a statewide vote to build international bridges or tunnels. This would affect the New International Trade Crossing (or new bridge to Canada).

For more information on the state ballot proposals, visit Vote411.org and to Ballotpedia.

Cheryl Loukinen November 04, 2012 at 02:47 PM
We can not and should not change the State Constitution, this will have a negative affect on all of us. This is the only reason why I will be saying NO. Proposal 4, will force me to pay union dues and will not give me a voice.
The Duke of Royal Oak November 04, 2012 at 03:11 PM
If our Michigan Congress was doing their job we would not have to be voting on theses proposals, unfortunatley we have to do Lansings job now. Remenber this when the Michigan Congress is asking for your vote when their seats are up.

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