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The %'higan Daily Voter Guide - 4rsday, November 2, 2000 159
Voters to decide availability of school vouchers

By Chrissy Hatcher vince Michigan voters of that. Opponents have spent
Daily Staff Reporter more than S6 million, making the fight the costliest
political battle in state history
E7TjTiW!EI Supporters of Proposal I The proposal would lift a 1970 state constito-
Scol claim vouchers are the way to tional ban on using public tax money for private
vuchers turn around failing public and parochial schools.
Louchers Jschool systems in Michigan. Students living in school districts with less than a
They've spent nearly S13 million trying to con- two-thirds graduation rate would be able to use a

voucher if admitted to a nonpublic school. Public
school districts would also be able to approve vouch-
ers through a public vote or by school board action.
Nonpublic schools that admit students using
vouchers would receive half of the average state
per-pupil public school funding --- about S3,300.
Other sources of money, including credits, tax
benefits, subsidies, grants and loans of public

property, could also be used to pay for students
attending nonpublic schools.
Kids First! Yes!, the group campaigning for
Proposal 1, says vouchers can improve lagging
school districts across the state.
"Currently in Michigan there are over 200,000
kids in schools that are not working." Kids First!
See VOUCHERS, Page 16B

Proposal would limit
power of Legislature

By Autumn Kelly
Daily Staff Reporter

passed by the state has increased in the
past few years. The proposal was
prompted by a state House bill that was

Local governrnents would have more recently sent to the table and could cur-
of a say in laws that directly affect them tail local power in 21 separate areas.
if voters say "yes" to Proposal 2. As co-chair of the Let Local Votes
The proposal Count campaign, Sheldon said she
would require a believes that the diversity of the state
Local iwo-thirds vote and its needs require greater autonomy
control by both houses of on the part of local governments
the Michigan Legislature to pass laws The proposal would repeal any laws
that would restrict the power of local under its jurisdiction that have been
governments, rather than a simple enacted since March I, including part
majority vote. See LOCAL, Page 16B
Ann Arbor Mayor Ingrid Sheldon
said the number of restrictive laws
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