1. Proposal 15-1
“A proposal to amend the State Constitution to increase the sales/use tax from 6% to 7% to replace and supplement reduced revenue to the School Aid Fund and local units of government caused by the elimination of the sales/use tax on gasoline and diesel fuel for vehicles operating on public roads, and to give effect to laws that provide additional money for roads and other transportation purposes by increasing the gas tax and vehicle registration fees.
The proposed constitutional amendment would:
• Eliminate sales / use taxes on gasoline / diesel fuel for vehicles on public roads.
• Increase portion of use tax dedicated to School Aid Fund (SAF).
• Expand use of SAF to community colleges and career / technical education, and prohibit use for 4-year colleges / universities.
• Give effect to laws, including those that:
o Increase sales / use tax to 7%, as authorized by constitutional amendment.
o Increase gasoline / diesel fuel tax and adjust annually for inflation, increase vehicle registration fees, and dedicate revenue for roads and other transportation purposes.
o Expand competitive bidding and warranties for road projects.
o Increase earned income tax credit.
Should this proposal be adopted?”
2. Proposition A – Reinstatement Of Ambulance Millage
“Shall the County of Luce levy a property tax of 1 mill ($1.00 on each $1,000.00 of taxable valuation) for a period of five years beginning with the tax year 2015,2016,2017,2018 and 2019, inclusive, to be used for the operation and maintenance for the Luce County Ambulance Service; the estimate of the revenue the Luce County Ambulance Service will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2015 is approximately $186,402.00?”
3. Tahquamenon Area Schools Operating Millage Renewal Proposal
“This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance.
Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Tahquamenon Area Schools, Luce, Schoolcraft, Mackinac and Chippewa Counties, Michigan, be increased by 18 mills ($18.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for the year 2015, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2015 is approximately $3,091,696 (this is a renewal of millage which expired with the 2014 tax levy)?”
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