Proposal 1 is on the ballot statewide on May 5. It would increase sales taxes from 6% to 7%, and also increase gas taxes and other fees. This would total two billion dollars each year. Of that, 40% goes to non-transportation spending, and some of the transportation spending does not go to roads. The proposal would also activate ten laws that were passed by the legislature. You can find more information at
There will also be a KRESA tax increase on the ballot in school districts based in Kalamazoo County. It would be passed through to the districts to increase their budgets.
Please vote NO on both of these tax increases.
UPDATE: Proposal 1 was destroyed with 80% voting against. It lost every county and every major city except Ann Arbor, East Lansing, and Kalamazoo (which all contain major universities). Now the dems are telling us that this was a rejection of Republicans (so why did dem legislators vote for it?) Meanwhile, the major media (which endorsed it) says that this was not a rejection of tax increases. Conservatives need to watch the legislature carefully and push for spending cuts, not tax increases, to provide additional money for road repair.