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Proposal A

 

MI SFA Analysis on Proposal A: Taxpayers Win, Schools Lose - In the now more than 10 years since Proposal A was adopted by voters, Michigan property taxpayers are paying less, but most school districts are also getting less in revenues than they might have had if schools in the state were still primarily paid for through property taxes, concludes an analysis of the school financing system by the Senate Fiscal Agency.

 

MI While property taxes have fallen, benefits to schools debated - Genesee County - When Patrick and Patricia Major moved to Goodrich in 1994, they found a middle school and high school crammed into one building, and a rural elementary school far more modest than anything in the upscale Oakland County suburb they left.

 

MI Stabenow, Engler Slated to Appear at Proposal 'A' Forum - Former Governor John Engler and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) have both agreed to speak at a day-long forum on the history and effects of the Proposal A school financing system to be held on the 10th anniversary of the proposal's electoral victory.

 

MI Posthumus: Proposal A is OK - In response to rising criticism in the education community, former Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus said today that he doesn't believe the promise of Proposal A is being broken if the governor and the Legislature end up cutting the $6,700-per-student foundation grant. (12/4/03)

 

MI Proposal A Veterans Meet For Reunion - Several of the 14 lawmakers who helped craft the state's school-funding scheme Proposal A met in Lansing to answer two main questions - "What did we set out to do when we crafted Proposal A?" and "Did it work?" (6/2/03)

 

MI Posthumus says he'll fight to keep Proposal A the way it is

 

MI Funding Differences Between Schools will be Down $1,000 After 9 Yrs. of Proposal A

 

MI Granholm Clarifies 'Tweak'; Wants Arbitration for Teachers

 

MI How Proposal A Could Play

 

MI Edging around Prop A: House-passed bill would add to inequities, property taxes.

 

MI Proposal A: Report Available on Proposed Changes to School Funding

 

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NOTE: (ALL RESOURCES PRE-IDEA 2004 ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL/HISTORICAL RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY)