Michigan to vote on Proposal 1

Posted on April 15, 2015

On May 5, 2015, Michigan voters will head to the polls to vote on Proposal 1—a statewide ballot initiative that will raise funds to improve Michigan’s roads and bridges, and schools.

Voting YES on Proposal 1 on May 5 is our last best chance to turn things around and get safer roads. It provides the money we need to make driving safer for everyone. And the best part of Proposal 1 is that it gives taxpayers three strong guarantees:

1. Every penny we pay at the pump in state taxes on gas is guaranteed to go to transportation. We can put an end to the shell game played by the politicians in Lansing that shifts gas taxes to non-transportation purposes.

2. Every penny in the School Aid Fund is guaranteed in the constitution to fund education where it helps our kids the most: our K-12 schools and community colleges. No more shell games with education funding.

3. And taxpayers even get guarantees from the road builders. Proposal 1 for the first time extends pavement warranties to projects over $1 million and most local road projects. If the roads are not built right, the road builders — not taxpayers — will pay for the repairs.

No one likes their taxes to go up, but we can all agree that we don’t want our bridges to fall down or our streets and highways to become unusable. Vote Yes on Proposal 1 on May 5 to once and for all guarantee funding for safer roads.

To learn more and stay informed visit the Safe Road YES! website.