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Michigan "Fair Use of Ballot Referendum" Amendment (2014)

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The Michigan "Fair Use of Ballot Referendum" Amendment may appear on the November 4, 2014 statewide ballot as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure would allow bills containing appropriations to be the subject of referendums.[1]

Support

The measure is sponsored by Voters for Fair Use of Ballot Referendum.

Arguments

  • Bill Lucas, founder Voters for Fair Use of Ballot Referendum, argues that the amendment is needed because, "Politicians are adding token amounts of spending into otherwise non-budgetary laws in order to keep them referendum-proof. This is side-stepping voters’ rights that have been in our constitution for 100 years."[2]

Path to the ballot

See also: Michigan signature requirements

In order to qualify for the ballot, supporters are required to collect a minimum of 322,609 valid signatures by early July 2014.

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