A looks at the proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot



GENESEE COUNTY — When Genesee County voters take to the polls, Nov. 6, they will be asked to consider several ballot proposals.

Here is a brief summary of each state proposal:

A proposed initiated law to authorize and legalize possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products by individuals who are at least 21 years of age and older, and commercial sales of marijuana through state-licensed retailers.

A proposed constitutional amendment to establish a commission of citizens with exclusive authority to adopt district boundaries for the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress, every 10 years.

A proposal to authorize automatic and Election Day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting, and straight ticket voting; and add current legal requirements for military and overseas voting and post-election audits to the Michigan Constitution.

Here is a summary of the Genesee County ballot proposal:

Health Care Services Millage Renewal Proposal. Approve authorization of the Genesee County Board of Commissioners to levy a tax of 0.9980 mill ($0.998 per $1,000.00 of taxable property valuation) upon the taxable valuation of the property within Genesee County, as finally equalized, for each of the seven (7) years from 2020 through 2026, inclusive, for the purpose of providing, through the Genesee County Health Department, a health care services delivery system, such as the Genesee Health Plan, for uninsured low-income residents of Genesee County? This is a renewal of the Genesee County Health Care Services Millage that expires after the 2019 levy. The estimated revenue that will be collected during the first year this millage is authorized and levied is $9,151,925. — G.G.


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