Report 332, ( October 2000 ) 16 pages
Statewide Ballot Issues: Proposal 00-2 – “Let Local Votes Count”
This analysis examines the affect of the amendment and past legislation that would be repealed if it is adopted. It examines a number of issues, including, the state’s role in restricting local powers, grouping non-charter units of government together with charter units, the undefined terms used in the proposal, the status of state revenue distribution programs, minority rule issues, tax policy issues, the problems presented for any future government reform efforts, and the issue of federal regulatory primacy. Finally, the analysis provides some background about home rule, its implementation in Michigan, and how the proposed amendment fits into that system of state/local relations.