December 17, 2017

RCNMC Opposes Proposal 1. Vote No on May 5.

prop-1At the March 30, 2015 meeting of the RCNMC General Membership, a resolution was unanimously passed in opposition to Proposal 15-1 which will be voted on May 5, 2015.

Click this link to see the language of the proposal.

Discussion focused on the resistance to a tax increase of any kind, much less one of this magnitude.  No justification could be found in favor of the tax when, in the opinion of the RCNMC, all options have not been exhausted to find ways to get money to pay for fixing the roads.

The full text of the resolution can be found here.

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has done extensive analysis on the various aspects of Proposal 1.  The graphic below summarizes the various taxes to be levied and the distribution of funds if Proposal 1 passes.

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Governor Snyder has repeatedly told voters there is no Plan B.  However, the RCNMC’s stance was further solidified as RCNMC member and State Representative Peter Lucido described in depth an option he has presented to pay for road funding from the interest accumulated from the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Fund.  Again, this option would use interest earned from the fund and leave the principal alone to pay for its intended purpose.

To find out more about Representative Lucido’s option, see the debate he participated in on Fox 2 News’ Let It Rip program.  The debate can be seen in the below video (you have to get through the first few minutes of commercials):

Fox 2 News Headlines

If you wish to demonstrate your opposition to the proposal, a “Protest Against Proposal 1” rally is being held on Wednesday, April 15 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. in front of the Troy, MI City Hall building located at 500 W. Big Beaver Rd. in Troy, MI.

Click Here for a Flyer for the Protest Event.

Additional Information about Proposal 1 can be found at:

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