Three reasons that I am supporting Proposal 1:
1. Roads--I'd rather pay to fix the roads, than I would to fix my car. I figure bent axles, busted tires--it will end up costing about the same.
2. Restoration of the
Earned Income Tax Credit--this provides some relief from taxes to low income families struggling to get by.
3. School Aid Fund--the restrictions on the School Aid Fund mean it is less likely to get raided. People who know seem to think that if this passes, there will likely be some relief to schools via the school retirement funds (which currently suck a huge amount of money out of the per-pupil school funding).
Oh, and here is a fourth reason:
Although this is a very imperfect proposal, I am pretty convinced that whatever the legislature cooks up next may address the roads, but will be much, much worse for poor families and schools.
Read more on Ballotpedia (neutral information)
Follow more links and articles at the Michigan Association of School Administrators information page (they are supporting the proposal)
What else is on the ballot? In Ann Arbor, there is a schools bond renewal.
And yes, I am also supporting Ann Arbor's proposed bond renewal.
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