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Tag: Special Elections
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
GrannyNanny felt this needed a little more exposure than the Straitsland Resorter editorial page. Though not the traditional format, It is reproduced in its entirety as it appeared. (Somewhat like a reposting) Indeed, it has meaning to many who are continually besieged with requests for additional bond approvals.
by L. Scott Swanson, Editor
It's almost as if schools follow a script when trying to get a tax increase passed.
Then there's a spring election with nothing but school issues on the ballot. This normally means a small voter turnout. With a small turnout, a few hundred people can pass a tax increase that thousands will pay.
Before voting on May 4, Inland Lakes voters should analyze that process and think about whether they really want things to play out that way.
Continued below the fold.
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