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Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 09:04 AM

With Ballot Failure, Snyder Looking For Legislative Solution

Michigan Report for Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Senate Report
House Report

Road Kill

Voters Crush Proposal 1 In Record Wipeout

Michigan voters dealt Governor Rick Snyder and backers of raising more money for roads a devastating setback Tuesday in rejecting by a historic 4-to-1 margin Proposal 15-1 to increase the sales tax as a way of generating $1.2 billion more for roads as well as new funding for schools and local governments.

So overwhelming was the voter repudiation of the proposal that, at 19.9 percent voting yes, it unofficially garnered the lowest percentage of the vote for a constitutional amendment since the adoption of the 1963 Constitution (Proposal A of 1980, a complicated school funding and property tax measure, held the old record at just 21.22 percent of the vote).

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