Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 6, 2012 Michigan General Election


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Only federal and state office contests and ballot measures are presented. Hopefully, with your financial support we will be able to cover all county, local and judicial contests in future elections.

US President & Vice President (Michigan)
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Mitt Romney - R
Paul Ryan - R
Barack Obama - D
Joe Biden - D
Virgil H. Goode, Jr. - CON
James N. Clymer - CON
Jill E. Stein - G
Cheri Honkala - G
Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson - J
Luis Rodriguez - J
US Senate
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Pete Hoekstra - R
Debbie Stabenow - D
Scotty Boman - L
Richard A. Matkin - UST
Harley Mikkelson - G
John D. Litle - NL
US House of Representatives
1st District Representative In Congress
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Dan Benishek - R
Ellis Boal - G
Gary McDowell - D
Emily Salvette - L
2nd District Representative In Congress
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Mary Buzuma - L
Willie German, Jr. - D
Ronald E. Graeser - UST
Bill Huizenga - R
William J. Opalicky - G
3rd District Representative In Congress
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Justin Amash - R
Bill Gelineau - L
Steve Pestka - D
4th District Representative In Congress
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Dave Camp - R
John Gelineau - L
Pat Timmons - G
Debra Freidell Wirth - D
George M. Zimmer - UST
5th District Representative In Congress
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Gregory Creswell - L
David L. Davenport - D
Dan T. Kildee - D
Jim Slezak - R
6th District Representative In Congress
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Jason Gatties - NL
Christie Gelineau - L
Mike O'Brien - D
Fred S. Upton - R
7th District Representative In Congress
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Kurt Richard Haskell - D
Kenneth Proctor - L
Tim Walberg - R
Richard E. Wunsch - G
8th District Representative In Congress
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Preston Brooks
Lance Enderle - D
Daniel Goebel - L
Mike Rogers - R
9th District Representative In Congress
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Jim Fulner - L
Sander M. Levin - D
Les Townsend - UST
Don Volaric - R
Julia Williams - G
10th District Representative In Congress
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Bhagwan Dashairya - L
Candice S. Miller - R
Chuck Stadler - D
11th District Representative In Congress
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Kerry Lynn Bentivolio
Steven Paul Duke - G
Daniel Johnson - NL
Marc Joseph Sosnowski - UST
Syed Taj - D
John J. Tatar - L
12th District Representative In Congress
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John D. Dingell - D
Cynthia J. Kallgren - R
Richard J. Secula - L
13th District Representative In Congress
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John Conyers, Jr. - D
Martin Gray - UST
Harry T. Sawicki - R
Chris Sharer - L
14th District Representative In Congress
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Douglas Campbell - G
John Hauler - R
Gary Peters - D
Leonard Schwartz - L
Michigan House
State Representative District 1
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Dan Schulte - R
Brian R. Banks - D
State Representative District 2
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Daniel Corrigan Grano - R
Alberta Tinsley Talabi - D
Hans Christopher Barbe - G
State Representative District 3
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Dolores I. Brodersen - R
John Olumba - D
Louis M. Novak - G
State Representative District 4
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Ron Michalski - R
Rose Mary C. Robinson - D
State Representative District 5
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Samuel R. Rodriguez - R
Fred Durhal, Jr. - D
State Representative District 6
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Darrin Daigle - R
Rashida Tlaib - D
Elena M. Herrada - D
State Representative District 7
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Mark Ashley Price - R
Thomas F. Stallworth, III - D
State Representative District 8
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David Porter - R
David E. Nathan - D
State Representative District 9
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Rene Simpson - R
Harvey Santana - D
State Representative District 10
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Jasmine Bridges - R
Phil Cavanagh - D
State Representative District 11
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Kathleen Kopczyk - R
David Knezek - D
State Representative District 12
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Joanne Michalik - R
Douglas A. Geiss - D
State Representative District 13
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Tony Amorose - R
Andrew James Kandrevas - D
State Representative District 14
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Edward Gubics - R
Paul Clemente - D
Loel Robert Gnadt - L
State Representative District 15
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Priscilla Parness - R
George T. Darany - D
State Representative District 16
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Mary Stargell - R
Robert L. Kosowski - D
Steve Boron - R
Harold H. Dunn - UST
State Representative District 17
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Anne Rossio - R
Bill LaVoy - D
State Representative District 18
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Candice B. Rusie - R
Sarah Roberts - D
Daniel J. Flamand - L
State Representative District 19
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John J. Walsh - R
Richard Tannous - D
State Representative District 20
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Kurt L. Heise - R
Tim Roraback - D
State Representative District 21
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Joe Barnabei - R
Dian Slavens - D
State Representative District 22
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Art Blundell - R
Harold L. Haugh - D
State Representative District 23
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Pat Somerville - R
Tom Boritzki - D
State Representative District 24
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Anthony G. Forlini - R
Philip Kurczewski - D
State Representative District 25
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Sean Clark - R
Henry Yanez - D
State Representative District 26
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Mark Bliss - R
Jim Townsend - D
James K. Young - L
State Representative District 27
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Ezra Drissman - R
Ellen Cogen Lipton - D
John Wierzbicki - L
State Representative District 28
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Steven Klusek - R
Jon Switalski - D
State Representative District 29
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Brian Stebick - R
Tim Greimel - D
State Representative District 30
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Jeff Farrington - R
Joseph Bogdan - R
State Representative District 31
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Lynn Evans - R
Marilyn Lane - D
James Miller - L
State Representative District 32
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Andrea LaFontaine - R
Sheri Smith - D
State Representative District 33
State Representative District 34
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Bruce Rogers - R
Woodrow Stanley - D
State Representative District 35
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Timothy C. Sulowski - R
Rudy Hobbs - D
State Representative District 36
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Pete Lund - R
Robert Murphy - D
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State Representative District 37
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Bruce Lilley - R
Vicki Barnett - D
State Representative District 38
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Hugh D. Crawford - R
Chuck Tindall - D
State Representative District 39
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Klint Kesto - R
Pam Jackson - D
State Representative District 40
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Michael D. McCready - R
Dorian Coston - D
Steve Burgis - L
State Representative District 41
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Martin Howrylak - R
Mary Kerwin - D
State Representative District 42
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Bill Rogers - R
Shanda Willis - D
James H. Lewis, II - L
State Representative District 43
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Gail Haines - R
Neil Billington - D
State Representative District 44
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Eileen Kowall - R
Tom Crawford - D
Scott Poquette - L
State Representative District 45
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Tom McMillin - R
Joanna VanRaaphorst - D
State Representative District 46
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Bradford C. Jacobsen - R
Daniel W. Sargent - D
State Representative District 47
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Cindy Denby - R
Shawn Lowe Desai - D
James Weeks, II - L
State Representative District 48
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Jeffrey Woolman - R
Pam Faris - D
State Representative District 49
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Robert J. Daunt - R
Jim Ananich - D
State Representative District 50
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Miles T. Gadola - R
Charles Smiley - D
State Representative District 51
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Joseph Graves - R
Steven Losey - D
State Representative District 52
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Mark Ouimet - R
Gretchen Driskell - D
State Representative District 53
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John J. Spisak - R
Jeff Irwin - D
State Representative District 54
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Bill Emmerich - R
David E. Rutledge - D
State Representative District 55
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Owen Diaz - R
Adam Zemke - D
David A. McMahon - G
State Representative District 56
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Dale W. Zorn - R
Larry Crider - D
State Representative District 57
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Nancy E. Jenkins - R
Jim Berryman - D
State Representative District 58
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Kenneth "L." Kurtz - R
Amaryllis Thomas - D
State Representative District 59
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Matt Lori - R
Mike Moroz - D
State Representative District 60
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Mike Perrin - R
Sean McCann - D
State Representative District 61
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Margaret O'Brien - R
Michael E. Martin - D
State Representative District 62
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Mark A. Behnke - R
Kate Segal - D
State Representative District 63
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Jase Bolger - R
Bill Farmer - D
State Representative District 64
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Earl Poleski - R
Barbara Shelton - D
State Representative District 65
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Mike Shirkey - R
Bonnie J. Johnson - D
State Representative District 66
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Aric Nesbitt - R
Richard Rajkovich - D
State Representative District 67
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Jeff Oesterle - R
Tom Cochran - D
State Representative District 68
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Timothy B. Moede - R
Andy Schor - D
State Representative District 69
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Susan McGillicuddy - R
Sam Singh - D
State Representative District 70
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Rick Outman - R
Mike "Huck" Huckleberry - D
State Representative District 71
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Deb Shaughnessy - R
Theresa Abed - D
State Representative District 72
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Ken Yonker - R
Scott Urbanowski - D
William R. Wenzel - L
State Representative District 73
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Peter MacGregor - R
G. Scott Schuiling - D
Ron Heeren - L
Ted Gerrard - UST
State Representative District 74
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Rob Verheulen - R
Richard C. Erdman - D
State Representative District 75
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William Nathan Sneller - R
Brandon Dillon - D
State Representative District 76
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Roy Schmidt - R
Winnie Brinks - D
Patricia M. Steinport - L
William A. Mohr - UST
Keith Allard - R
State Representative District 77
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Thomas B. Hooker - R
Scott Barton - D
Larry Warner - L
State Representative District 78
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Dave Pagel - R
Jack Arbanas - D
State Representative District 79
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Al Pscholka - R
Jim Hahn - D
Carl G. Oehling - UST
State Representative District 80
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Bob Genetski - R
Stuart D. Peet - D
State Representative District 81
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Dan Lauwers - R
Patrick Phelan - D
State Representative District 82
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Kevin Daley - R
John Nugent - D
State Representative District 83
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Paul Muxlow - R
Carol Cease Campbell - D
State Representative District 84
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Dan Grimshaw - R
Terry L. Brown - D
Edward J. Canfield - R
State Representative District 85
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Ben Glardon - R
Paul Ray - D
Matthew Shepard - UST
State Representative District 86
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Lisa Posthumus Lyons - R
Brian Bosak - D
State Representative District 87
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Mike Calton - R
Sherry Anderson - D
Joseph Gillotte - L
State Representative District 88
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Roger Victory - R
Michael J. Perry - L
State Representative District 89
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Amanda Price - R
Don Bergman - D
State Representative District 90
Joseph Haveman - R
State Representative District 91
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Holly Hughes - R
Collene Lamonte - D
Nicholas A. Sundquist - R
State Representative District 92
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Travis Shepherd - R
Marcia Hovey-Wright - D
State Representative District 93
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Tom Leonard - R
Paul E. Silva - D
State Representative District 94
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Tim Kelly - R
Judith Lincoln - D
State Representative District 95
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Jeff Baker - R
Stacy Erwin Oakes - D
State Representative District 96
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Chad M. Dewey - R
Charles M. Brunner - D
State Representative District 97
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Joel Johnson - R
Chris Breznau - D
State Representative District 98
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Jim Stamas - R
Joan M. Brausch - D
State Representative District 99
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Kevin Cotter - R
Adam Lawrence - D
State Representative District 100
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Jon Bumstead - R
Ida DeHaas - D
State Representative District 101
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Ray A. Franz - R
Allen O'Shea - D
State Representative District 102
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Philip N. Potvin - R
Brendan P. Maturen - D
State Representative District 103
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Bruce R. Rendon - R
Lon Johnson - D
State Representative District 104
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Wayne A. Schmidt - R
Betsy Coffia - D
State Representative District 105
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Greg MacMaster - R
William J. Wieske - D
State Representative District 106
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Peter Pettalia - R
Kenneth C. Hubbard - D
John Daniel Longhurst - G
State Representative District 107
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Frank Foster - R
Suzanne Shumway - D
State Representative District 108
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Ed McBroom - R
Sharon Gray - D
State Representative District 109
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Jack Hubbard - R
John Kivela - D
State Representative District 110
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Matt E. Huuki - R
Scott Dianda - D
Referendums and Ballot Measures
Construction Of International Bridges And Tunnels
This proposal would:Require the approval of a majority of voters at a statewide election and in each municipality where "new international bridges or tunnels for motor vehicles" are to be located before the State of Michigan may expend state funds or resources for acquiring land, designing, soliciting bids for, constructing, financing, or promoting new international bridges or tunnels.Create a definition of "new international bridges or tunnels for motor vehicles" that means, "any bridge or tunnel which is not open to the public and serving traffic as of January 1, 2012."Should this proposal be approved?YESNO __
Establish A Standard For Renewable Energy
This proposal would:Require electric utilities to provide at least 25% of their annual retail sales of electricity from renewable energy sources, which are wind, solar, biomass, and hydropower, by 2025.Limit to not more than 1% per year electric utility rate increases charged to consumers only to achieve compliance with the renewable energy standard.Allow annual extensions of the deadline to meet the 25% standard in order to prevent rate increases over the 1% limit.Require the legislature to enact additional laws to encourage the use of Michigan made equipment and employment of Michigan residents.Should this proposal be approved?YES __NO ____
Establish The Michigan Quality Home Care Council And Provide Collective Bargaining For In-Home Care Workers
This proposal would:Allow in-home care workers to bargain collectively with the Michigan Quality Home Care Council (MQHCC). Continue the current exclusive representative of in-home care workers until modified in accordance with labor laws.Require MQHCC to provide training for in-home care workers, create a registry of workers who pass background checks, and provide financial services to patients to manage the cost of in-home care.Preserve patients' rights to hire in-home care workers who are not referred from the MQHCC registry who are bargaining unit members.Authorize the MQHCC to set minimum compensation standards and terms and conditions of employment.Should this proposal be approved?YES __NO ____
Emergency Manager
Public Act 4 of 2011 would:Establish criteria to assess the financial condition of local government units, including school districts.Authorize Governor to appoint an emergency manager (EM) upon state finding of a financial emergency, and allow the EM to act in place of local government officials.Require EM to develop financial and operating plans, which may include modification or termination of contracts, reorganization of government, and determination of expenditures, services, and use of assets until the emergency is resolved.Alternatively, authorize state-appointed review team to enter into a local government approved consent decree.Should this law be approved?YES __NO ____
Limit The Enactment Of New Taxes By State Government
This proposal would:Require a 2/3 majority vote of the State House and the State Senate, or a statewide vote of the people at a November election, in order for the State of Michigan to impose new or additional taxes on taxpayers or expand the base of taxation or increasing the rate of taxation.This section shall in no way be construed to limit or modify tax limitations otherwise created in this Constitution.Should this proposal be approved?YESNO __
Collective Bargaining
This proposal would:Grant public and private employees the constitutional right to organize and bargain collectively through labor unions.Invalidate existing or future state or local laws that limit the ability to join unions and bargain collectively, and to negotiate and enforce collective bargaining agreements, including employees' financial support of their labor unions. Laws may be enacted to prohibit public employees from striking.Override state laws that regulate hours and conditions of employment to the extent that those laws conflict with collective bargaining agreements.Define "employer" as a person or entity employing one or more employees.Should this proposal be approved?YES __NO __
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