February 23, 2015
Contact: Wes Nakagiri, RetakeOurGov
For Immediate Release
Don't Lie to Voters about Prop 1
Hartland, MI – Former Lt. Governor Candidate, Wes Nakagiri, calls on the Michigan Bureau of Elections to provide voters with factually accurate information about Prop 1. Prop 1 is the May 5 ballot proposal which would, among other things, increase the state sales tax from 6% to 7%.
Nakagiri said, “I am asking the Bureau of Elections to make clear to voters what they are actually voting on. Most citizens do not understand that Lansing special interests increased the cost of Prop 1 by over 50% when they larded it up with programs that have nothing to do with fixing our roads.”
By most estimates, Michigan needs an extra $1.2 billion/year for road repair. However, Prop 1 will increase taxes by an estimated $1.9 to 2.1 billion/year.
Nakagiri is also requesting that printed copies of House Joint Resolution UU and Public Acts 467 through 476 be made available at all polling places, and that poll workers be required to specifically inform each voter of their availability. In addition to raising the state sales tax by 16.7%, passage of Prop 1 would simultaneously enact 10 individual bills totaling 64 pages of new legislation. Nakagiri went on to say, “It would be nothing less than election fraud if voters were not able to review the 10 bills on which they are voting. I expect our lawmakers to read all bills before voting on them. Since Lansing politicians have delegated their duties to Michigan citizens for the purposes of deciding the fate of Prop 1, every civic-minded citizen should read the bills before casting their vote.”
Nakagiri responded to the Bureau of Elections call for public comment on the ballot language being proposed for Prop 1. A public hearing to finalize the ballot language is scheduled for February 26 in Lansing. Go to www.RetakeOurGov.com for more info.