One other proposed amendment to our MI Constitution this Fall that demands your attention and NO vote is the Renewable Energy Amendment (aka 25 in 25). This amendment would require that 25% of Michigan's electricity would come from renewable sources by 2025. Sounds good, right? Unfortunately, power is not generated from pixie dust. Michigan's electricity rates will "necessarily skyrocket" (Pre...sident Obama's own words when referring to his energy plan) under this mandate. We do not have a plethora of hydroelectric power sources as do other states that would meet this mandate and take away our jobs. Jobs and people would conduct a mass exodus from our state.
We need to let the private sector work on developing economically viable alternative energy approaches without getting the government in the middle of their progress to slow it down and make it more expensive. Vote NO on this ballot proposal.