Thursday, August 16, 2012

What do Michigan Voters Want?

Today's issue of Bridge Magazine (online) has an interesting analysis of votes on Michigan's 805 millage issues in the August election. Most were renewals, but others were new. The bad news...?
The bad news is for the anti-tax forces: 90% of the millages were approved by voters. Here's my summary, in order from most popular to least popular issues:
% Passed
Senior-related 100
Mosquito control 100
Gypsy moth control 100
Public Safety 96
Total of all millages 90
Roads 89
Libraries 88
Millage renewals 81
Schools 71
Requests for new millages 70
So I suppose the bad news is also for the mosquitoes and gypsy moths (though there were only 8 issues related to either). We seniors did well, as did fire fighters and police. Though a healthy 71% majority of school millages passed, kids fared less well than seniors. Food for thought.
Read the Bridge analysis here.

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