Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Michigan defeated a lot of union loving proposals

There is a massive disconnect somewhere because as a conservative I would be cheering for all these defeats.
Proposal 2, which failed 58 percent to 42 percent, would have amended the state constitution and give workers the right to organize and bargain collectively through labor unions. Supporters pushed the proposal fearing the governor and state Legislature will make Michigan a Right to Work state. Opponents say the proposal would eliminate hundreds of existing labor laws in the process.

Proposal 3, which failed 63 percent to 47 percent, would have forced Michigan to have 25 percent of its electricity come from renewable energy sources by 2025.

Proposal 4, failing 57 percent to 43 percent, would undo a law signed by Snyder and force Michigan’s 60-thousand home health care workers to join a labor union.

Proposal 5, which failed 69 percent to 31 percent, would have required that any future increases of the tax rate or tax base be approved by either a two-thirds majority of the legislature or a statewide vote.

Proposal 6, which garnered a 60 percent unfavorable vote vs. 40 percent support, would have forced a statewide vote for any bridge or tunnel project.

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