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Proposition 1 - Personal Property Tax

Many governmental agencies, professional organizations, and businesses are urging a “yes” vote on Proposal 1 on August 5. This week the library board followed the lead of others and passed a resolution of support.

This proposal accomplishes two major goals without raising taxes:

  • Provides a tax cut for small businesses by ending the personal property tax they are required to pay
  • Creates a stable, reliable funding system for such services as police, fire, roads, libraries, and other community services as a replacement for personal property tax revenues

Many organizations and media outlets have published FAQ’s, impact statements, and informational bulletins.  Here is a link to the one complied by the Michigan Library Association.

The library community is hopeful this proposal will pass and eliminate some of the funding uncertainty for libraries.  


Proposition 1 - Personal Property Tax

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Many governmental agencies, professional organizations, and businesses are urging a “yes” vote on Proposal 1 on August 5. This week the library board followed the lead of others and passed a resolution of support.

This proposal accomplishes two major goals without raising taxes:

  • Provides a tax cut for small businesses by ending the personal property tax they are required to pay
  • Creates a stable, reliable funding system for such services as police, fire, roads, libraries, and other community services as a replacement for personal property tax revenues

Many organizations and media outlets have published FAQ’s, impact statements, and informational bulletins.  Here is a link to the one complied by the Michigan Library Association.

The library community is hopeful this proposal will pass and eliminate some of the funding uncertainty for libraries.  

Posted by Ann Rohrbaugh at 07/29/2014 02:29:09 PM | 


I will be there! Thanks so much for sharing, Tracy
Posted by: cowhide rug ( Email | Visit ) at 7/30/2014 1:40 PM


If I really trusted the Michigan legislature to do what they propose, I would vote for Prop.1. Because it's very hard to understand what is smoke and what are mirrors, I hesitate to support their latest scheme.
Posted by: Bill Gallagher ( Email ) at 8/3/2014 10:42 AM


Please be aware that, while this proposal has been commonly referred to as "Proposal 1", on the sample ballot from Michigan.gov, it shows up as Proposal 14-1. To view your sample ballot, look at the "Are you Registered?" page on Michigan's Secretary of State website. The link to view your sample ballot is in small print on the State Primary line. Thanks for voting!
Posted by: Christine ( Email ) at 8/4/2014 8:15 PM


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