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Politics & Government
Welcome to Michigan Radio’s coverage page for the 2012 Election.If you’re looking for more information to help with your decisions, you can read our collection of stories about key races featured below.You can also check out our Guide to the Ballot Proposals.

Gov. Snyder speaks out on ballot proposals, encourages 'no' votes on amendments

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder voices his opinion on the ballot proposals.
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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder released six videos expressing his opinion on the six ballot proposals facing voters this fall.

And just like the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Gov. Snyder is encouraging a "no" vote on all five proposed amendments to the Michigan Constitution. He is encouraging a "yes" vote on the referendum on the emergency manager law (Public Act 4).

From Snyder's press release:

“I respect the initiative process as a fundamental democratic right, but the proposed constitutional amendments in November’s election have potentially dangerous long-term consequences for Michigan,” Snyder said. “Enshrining these seriously flawed proposals within our constitution would roll back positive reforms that are helping reinvent our state, and I encourage citizens to view them with skepticism.”

You can listen to Gov. Snyder's reasoning in his YouTube videos below. By the time he gets to proposal six, his voice seems a little strained:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6mlJHXGdio8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geIixRqQnes&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=35L3veZ7Ydc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VL79Ulf2BC4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_POd1ySCnCA&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ax__u00XFWw

*Correction - A previous post said Gov. Snyder is encouraging "no" votes on all six proposals. He is encouraging a "yes" vote on the referendum on the emergency manager law. The copy has been corrected above.

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