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{{MIConstitution}}{{tnr}}The '''Michigan School Aid Fund Amendment''' may be on the [[Michigan 2012 ballot measures|November 6, 2012]] statewide ballot in [[Michigan]] as an {{lrcafull}}. The measure would restrict the use of the state School Aid Fund to public K-12 schools only.<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20110329/NEWS06/103290351/Democrats-push-amendment-protect-K-12-funding?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs ''Detroit Free Press'',"Democrats push for amendment to protect K-12 funding," March 29, 2011]</ref>
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{{nomi2012}}{{tnr}}The '''Michigan School Aid Fund Amendment''' did not make the [[Michigan 2012 ballot measures|November 6, 2012]] statewide ballot in [[Michigan]] as a {{lrcafull}}. The measure would have restricted the use of the state School Aid Fund to public K-12 schools only.<ref name="FreePressMar29">[http://www.freep.com/article/20110329/NEWS06/103290351/Democrats-push-amendment-protect-K-12-funding?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs ''Detroit Free Press'',"Democrats push for amendment to protect K-12 funding," March 29, 2011]</ref>
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The proposal, supported by a group of Democractic lawmakers, was developed to prevent proposals like [[Rick Snyder|Gov. Rick Snyder]]'s proposal to use School Aid Funds for community college and public university 2012 budgets.<ref name="FreePressMar29"/>
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The School Aid Fund was established in 1963 following a constitutional amendment. According to reports, the funds were to have been used for "school districts, higher education and school employees' retirement systems."<ref name="FreePressMar29"/>
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==Polls==
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* A ''EPIC-MRA'' poll conducted April 27-May 3 found that the proposed measure was supported by 61 percent, while 30 percent were opposed and 9 percent were undecided. The poll surveyed 600 likely voters and had a margin or error of +/- 4 percentage points.<ref>[http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/article/20110512/NEWS01/305120005 ''Battle Creek Enquirer'',"Poll: Michigan voters say they want to fund schools - but oppose tax increases," May 12, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.epicmra.com/press/Stwd_Survey_AprMay2011_Media_Freq.pdf ''EPIC-MRA'',"April/May 2011 poll," retrieved May 17, 2011]</ref>
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==Path to the ballot==
 
==Path to the ballot==
 
:: ''See also: [[Amending state constitutions#Michigan|Amending the Michigan Constitution]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Amending state constitutions#Michigan|Amending the Michigan Constitution]]''
  
To place the measure on the ballot a minimum two-thirds vote was required in both the [[Michigan House of Representatives|House]] and the [[Michigan State Senate|Senate]].
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To place the measure on the ballot, a minimum two-thirds vote was required in both the [[Michigan House of Representatives|House]] and the [[Michigan State Senate|Senate]].
  
 
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==Additional reading==
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* [http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20110331/NEWS08/103310588/1033/rss21/Proposed-amendment-would-limit-fund-support-only-K-12?odyssey=nav%7Chead ''Observer & Eccentric'',"Proposed amendment would limit fund to support only K-12," March 31, 2011]
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===Editorials===
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* [http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20110404/OPINION01/104040309/Don-t-use-K-12-fund-higher-education?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p ''Lansing State Journal'',"Don't use K-12 fund for higher education," April 3, 2011]
  
 
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Revision as of 13:57, 30 August 2013

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The Michigan School Aid Fund Amendment did not make the November 6, 2012 statewide ballot in Michigan as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have restricted the use of the state School Aid Fund to public K-12 schools only.[1]

The proposal, supported by a group of Democractic lawmakers, was developed to prevent proposals like Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to use School Aid Funds for community college and public university 2012 budgets.[1]

The School Aid Fund was established in 1963 following a constitutional amendment. According to reports, the funds were to have been used for "school districts, higher education and school employees' retirement systems."[1]

Polls

See also: Polls, 2012 ballot measures
  • A EPIC-MRA poll conducted April 27-May 3 found that the proposed measure was supported by 61 percent, while 30 percent were opposed and 9 percent were undecided. The poll surveyed 600 likely voters and had a margin or error of +/- 4 percentage points.[2][3]
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     Position is ahead and at or over 50%     Position is ahead or tied, but under 50%

Date of Poll Pollster In favor Opposed Undecided Number polled
April 27-May 3 EPIC-MRA 61% 30% 9% 600

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Michigan Constitution

To place the measure on the ballot, a minimum two-thirds vote was required in both the House and the Senate.

See also

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Additional reading

Editorials

References


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