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The Republican Party of Washtenaw County wants you to know that it is OK to say NO to Proposal 1 on the May 3, 2016 county wide ballot.

Help us defeat this proposal. 

To register to make calls visit:  http://www.wash-gop.com/prop1

  • Proposal 1 is an end-around by-pass of the school tax limitations approved by the voters and defined in Proposal A of 1994
     
  • Despite the use of the name Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD), none of the proposed tax increase will go to increase services for Special Needs Students
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  • The May 3, 2016 Ballot Proposal 1 in Washtenaw County would increase taxes by 1.5 mils and an estimated 22 million dollars on the citizens of Washtenaw County
     
  • Proposal 1 would increase property taxes on a $200,000 home by $150 per year on top of the already large amount of taxes being paid in Washtenaw communities
     
  • The tax burden on Washtenaw County citizens is huge and growing (see page 2 published handout from Washtenaw County Commission working session April 7,2016 which may be found here
     
  • Factoring in the proposed investments for fiscal year 2017, the governor has invested an additional $1.4 billion in the state’s K-12 education system since taking office in 2011.  *
     

*  EXECUTIVE BUDGET Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018,  Page A-4

 

It is OK to say NO on Proposal 1

 

Celebrating a successful outing in Chelsea!

 

Here are Craig McGregor and Sam Bissell as we closed up shop in front of the "Mule Skinner" on Saturday evening. Lots of petition signatures and several volunteer sign-ups in friendly Chelsea.

 

A Concert at the Art Fair

This is a little out of sequence.  This string quartet set up about 20 feet from our booth yesterday afternoon, and serenaded us for a couple of hours.  It was wonderful!  Come on down and visit!

Proud Republicans at the Art Fair

Here are Teresa Reynhout and Cindy Fischhaber as we opened our booth on Friday.

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