A Michigan State Income Tax Referendum, Proposal E,
was on the November 1980 ballot
as a legislatively-referred state statute
, where it was defeated.
- Yes: 1,288,999 (36.92%)
- No: 2,202,042 (63.08%)
Proposal E was regarding Act 250 of 1980, to amend sections 51 and 475 of Act 281 of 1976, to increase the state income tax 0.1% for 5 years to fund the construction of regional correctional facilities, the demolition of the Michigan Reformatory, and other state and local correctional projects.