Proposal 1 (statewide)
- Proposal 1 would create a constitutional amendment to:
Change term limits for state legislators from three 2-year terms (6 years) in the state House and two 4-year terms (8 years) in the state Senate to 12 combined years in the Legislature in either chamber
- Require elected state legislative and executive officials to file annual financial disclosure reports on their income, assets, liabilities, gifts from lobbyists, positions held in certain organizations, and agreements on future employment
Michigan LCV has endorsed Proposal 1 because it will allow elected officials more time to build legislative process skill, issue expertise and closer relationships by allowing them to work longer in a single Chamber. This Proposal will also give elected officials the ability to take back some of the power lobbyists have accrued since Michigan’s harsh term limits were enacted. Proposal One is a step forward in improving state Governance in Lansing.
County Transit Millages
Michigan LCV also endorsed the tri-county transit millages appearing on the ballot this November in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties.
The transit millages will do the following:
Macomb County Public Transportation Millage
- A renewal of the 0.95 mill funding to keep the SMART buses rolling for another five years
- While SMART has been serving Macomb County for more than twenty years, in 2018, the renewal proposal came within 40 votes of being defeated and all transit services ended in Macomb after a misleading right-wing ad campaign.
Oakland County Public Transportation Millage
- A 0.95 mill levy for ten years to fund public transit throughout all of Oakland County, which will:
- Maintain existing SMART services, replacing its expiring millage
- Fund Oakland County, SMART, and rural transit providers
- Create new and expand bus routes connecting more of Oakland County
- Expand services for seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities countywide
- Not only renew existing SMART transit, but finally extend transit into Novi, Rochester, and other communities where you currently can’t go if you don’t drive.
Wayne County Public Transit Authority Millage
- Renewal of the 0.994 mill funding in current Wayne County SMART communities for another four years
- The SMART communities in Wayne County have long supported the millage renewal.