Proposal Breakdown: Proposal 6– What it Means for You
Proposal 6 is a proposal to amend the State Constitution regarding construction of international bridges and tunnels. This proposal would require the approval of a majority of voters at a statewide election before the State could expend state funds of new international bridges or tunnels.
People voting YES argue: International bridges and tunnels are special cases that involve taxpayer-funded expenses. They also say the voters should decide. They argue they are not sure if there is enough traffic between Southeast Michigan and Canada to build a second bridge.
People voting NO argue: The second bridge is needed to improve the movement of goods between Michigan and Canada and enhance homeland security. They also say Michigan and Canada already have an agreement in place that ensures that no Michigan tax dollars will be used for the construction of a new bridge.