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All six state proposals fail

Published 5:55pm Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Voters in Tuesday’s general election rejected all six state ballot proposals, including Michigan’s emergency manager law — the only proposal that would not amend the state constitution.

As of early Wednesday afternoon, with 96 percent of precincts reporting, here were the results:

• Proposal 1, which would have allowed the state to appoint an emergency manager in times of financial crisis, was rejected by 52 percent of voters.

• Proposal 2, which would have given public and private employees the constitutional right to collectively bargain, was turned down by 58 percent of voters.

• Proposal 3, which would have required utilities to make at least 25 percent of their electricity through renewable energy sources, was rejected by 63 percent of voters.

• Proposal 4, which would have amended the state constitution to allow home care providers limited collective bargaining, was turned down by 57 percent of voters.

• Proposal 5, which would have required a supermajority vote in the state House and Senate to raise state taxes, was defeated with a 69 percent “no” vote.

• Proposal 6, which would require voters to approve a new bridge or tunnel from Michigan to Canada, was rejected by 59 percent of voters.

Locally, voters had different views of the proposals.

The majority of Cass County voters said “yes” to proposals 1, 5 and 6, while rejecting the rest.

In Berrien County, voters approved proposals 1 and 6, but rejected the rest. Note: Berrien County results were taken early Wednesday afternoon, with 82.4 precincts reporting.

Cass County

Proposal results

Proposal                       Yes                           No

Prop 1                        10,642                        9,379

Prop 2                        8,430                        12,449

Prop 3                        8,544                        12,432

Prop 4                        8,911                         11,829

Prop 5                        10,945                        9,748

Prop 6                        12,129                        8,683

Berrien County

Proposal results

Proposal                  Yes                             No

Prop 1                        38,667                        22,675

Prop 2                        26,008                        36,743

Prop 3                        26,416                        36,443

Prop 4                        27,047                        35,317

Prop 5                        29,061                        33,351

Prop 6                        31,999                        30,538

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