I've been on a political fast for the past couple of years where I've felt little motivation to get involved or take a position for a variety of reasons. I'm feeling my attitudes changing.
My attention was drawn by a piece on the Facebook page for the Michigan League for Human Services where they write about a petition being circulated to allow voters to decide whether 2/3 of the legislaure are needed to increase taxes. That raises the degree of difficulty to get a tax increase to almost impossible.
There are pros and cons on this issue and I look forward to seeing them presented and argued.
Here's a start:
- An Action Alert from the Michigan League for Human Services warning how such a limitation could cripple public advances in our state
- Michigan Alliance for Prosperity Website which is the sponsoring group behind the petitions. A cursory glance of the site doesn't show who its sponsor are.
- An mLive newstory about the effort to increase the number of lawmakers required to pass an increase.