Papers and links for resources related to current programs
LWVMI redistricting issue page
Overview: Michigan Redistricting Reform Proposal
Text of Ballot Proposal
Lawsuit Press Release
Text of Lawsuit
And from the League of Women Voters of Michigan (Dec. 22, 2017):
"The Michigan League of Women Voters today filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of voters throughout Michigan to end the practice of unfair, partisan gerrymandering," said Judy Karandjeff, president of the Michigan League of Women Voters. "Michigan's State House, Senate and Congressional districts are among the worst in the nation when it comes to partisan gerrymandering, and today's lawsuit aims to fix the problem and restore voters' rights to choose who best represents them. Ending partisan gerrymandering is critical to preserve our democracy and ensure every vote counts," said Sue Smith, director of the League's Redistricting Program.
Delegates at the LWVMI Convention in May, 2015, voted to update our Taxation and Budgeting Position*. The 2015-16 state budget is $53.7 billion (adjusted gross appropriations) and the major revenue sources are listed on the accompanying chart. Here is a general picture of how that money is spent:
Powerpoint Presentation Information for Local Leagues, includes pie charts of revenues and expenditures.
Citizens Research Council of Michigan, Outline of Michigan Taxes, 2016. (Note: Click on "Full Report" to see the entire booklet. The booklet contains detailed information on all of Michigan's 60 state and local taxes.)
Citizens Research Council of Michigan, 2013 Tax Revenue Comparisons: Michigan and the US Average, Memorandum 1140, May 2016.(Click on "Full Report")
House Fiscal Agency, Road Funding Package--Enacted Analysis, November 16, 2015
National Conference of State Legislatures, Recent Legislative Action to Change Gas Taxes.
The four offices listed below have useful resources concerning the state budget process and the state's taxation system:
The LWVMI Position on Education:Structure, Financing and Goals.