The Michigan International Bridge Initiative may be on the November 6, 2012 statewide ballot in Michigan as an initiated constitutional amendment. If enacted this measure would require voters to approve any new bridge or tunnel from Michigan to Canada. The measure was proposed by Detroit International Bridge Co. and is being sponsored by a committee called The People Should Decide.
As a supporter of the new bridge which would compete with Detroit International Bridge Co., Governor Rick Snyder opposes this amendment which would seriously hamper plans on the new bridge if passed.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Michigan signature requirements
In order to place the measure on the November 2012 ballot supporters must collect a minimum of 322,609 valid signatures by July 9, 2012.