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Important proposals

November 3, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

To the editor:

I went to a videoconference recently featuring Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. State Rep. Matt Huuki, R-Atlantic Mine, was the moderator. It was simulcast with Escanaba, Iron Mountain, Marquette and Hancock.

There are six proposals on the ballot in November. Special interests have paid at least $100 million dollars to get into our Constitution, which will benefit no one but them. It is important that we say no.

(Vote) yes on Proposal 1 and no on the rest.

It should be our elected officials who are well-versed in these issues who should be in charge of changing our Constitution, not un-informed voters who believe the lies in the mailings they send us.

It is important that we approve Proposal 1. This is in regard to appointing emergency managers to assist communities who are on the verge of bankruptcy. This bill was already passed by a wide margin. Democrats have since gotten a referendum on the matter because of the emergency manager's ability to change or void collective bargaining agreements. A yes vote would repeal the referendum and put the bill back into effect.

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Do not let registered lobbyists, unions and trade associations reverse a bill that was already passed from the voters. Yes on Proposal 1.

Yes on Proposal 1 and no on 2-6.

Rachel Laurn




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