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Gov. Snyder weighs in on this year's 6 ballot proposals

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(10/18/12) - In less than three weeks, voters will head to the polls.

There are six proposals on this year's ballot.

Gov. Rick Snyder gave us his take on the proposals. He's taking a simple approach - 'Yes', on 1, 'no' on all the others.

But that's his view. He urges Michiganders to read the proposals, ask questions and due their homework.

Gov. Snyder met with reporters in Lansing to address the six ballot proposals. More than half are constitutional amendments.

The Governor is asking citizens to approach election day in a serious matter.

Here are the proposals:

Prop 1 - The referendum on Public Act 4 commonly known as the Emergency Manager Law.

Prop 2 - If passed, it would grant public and private employees the constitutional right to collective bargain.

Prop 3 - If passed, by the year 20-25, 25 percent of electricity would have to come from renewable sources like wind, solar, and biomass.

Prop 4 - This one allows in home care providers to also bargain collectively with a new state board.

Prop 5 - Requires a two thirds majority vote of the State House and Senate to impose new taxes, or expand the tax base.

Prop 6 - Requires the approval of a majority of the people to build a international bridge or tunnels.

"My simple philosophy is, I did my own list of how I'm voting. I'm voting 'yes' on one and 'no' on the rest. These constitutional amendments don't belong in the constitution and bad public policy. I hope people really spend the time because airwaves are filled of misleading information, that's why I'm doing interviews like this," Snyder said.

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