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By JGillman, Section News
Today is the day that the looters hope you will forget.
Special elections are happening all over Michigan in order to pass higher taxes, continue others and begin new programs. One increase is for a Headlee override in Grand Traverse County. The local college which has no financial crisis, has 10 years of surplus if nothing is done, and says that "the law prevents us from telling you what we want to do with the money" is putting its hand out on this special day:
"SURPRISE!! NMC is NOT broke.And by having the election today, NMC is
It helps them avoid the fire sale on Millages in November, where two school bonds, and a road millage (another stick in the craw) as well as TWP measures will be on the ballot. In fact so many things are on the ballot, Its a wonder anyone can avoid a tax sale at least ONCE in their life. Because of people who SHOULD NOT be voting.
Get out and do your thing.
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By JGillman, Section News
Better check those election results. - Reposted from GROW.TC
It seems the state has been overlooking a fundamental restriction already in place when certifying election results for 5+ year millages and Bond requests. Has there been a validation for electors established to determine if the right to vote on certain issues?
Typically, those who show up for an election for a millage are unchallenged as to their ability to vote on such issues. There are no instructions that stipulate the law, as established by the constitution REQUIRES a real stake in such issues printed on the election forms (ballots), and there are no alternate means to prevent abrogation of constitutional statute. The Michigan Constitution is very clear:
A question we should be asking might be: "Is a passed millage request subject to legal challenge based on the inability to verify the legal status of the electors voting on such issues?" In other words, if you don't own property you cannot vote on a bond issue, so is your ballot restricted, or not?
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