A Citizen's Ballot Initiative to Completely Eliminate Property Tax
A Citizen's Ballot Initiative to Completely Eliminate Property Tax

Property Taxes Aren't 
What You've Been Led to Believe. 

[Let's Do Some Debunking]

EXACTLY WHAT TAXES ARE GOING TO BE ELIMINATED?

The initiative targets the complete elimination of both property taxes and personal property taxes in Michigan. This includes taxes levied on real estate as well as on movable assets owned by individuals and businesses. READ THE PETITION

WHAT ABOUT MY LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE?

The proposal addresses concerns about funding for essential local services such as police and fire departments. It suggests that eliminating property taxes will not compromise these services, as it plans to increase the state revenue share allocated to local essential services from 15% to 20%, ensuring they continue to receive necessary funding.  READ THE PETITION

ARE YOU GOING TO ELIMIATE BUSINESS TAXES AS WELL?

Yes, the proposal includes the elimination of property taxes for businesses. This measure is expected to significantly benefit small businesses, reduce operational costs, and stimulate economic growth throughout the state by creating a more attractive environment for business investment and development.    READ THE PETITION

DON'T BUSINESSES ALREADY GET PROPER TAX RELIEF FROM THE STATE?

While it's true that some businesses receive property tax relief from the state, particularly through incentives designed to attract investment, the initiative argues that current measures are selective and benefit only certain businesses. By eliminating property taxes for all businesses, the proposal aims to level the playing field and make Michigan attractive to a wider range of businesses, without favoritism based on political contributions or other factors.   READ THE PETITION

WONT THE SCHOOLS SHUT DOWN WITH OUT PROPERTY TAX?

Currently a mere 10% of school funding (Educating the kids) is paid for with property tax.  That's a paltry 2.5 billion out of a 25 billion budget.  Only 6mills of your property taxes dollars goes to actual education.  The rest of the mileages are applied to football stadiums, baseball fields, jumbotrons, and many other non-educational expenditures. Now, we're not saying those things aren't important, we're saying there's plenty to go around and when Michigan citizens have no property taxes there is more community funding, not just the tax payers.  Furthermore, the businesses in your community, after having been freed from property taxes, are going to more willing to step up and support the  extracurricular activities of the schools in your community.   READ THE PETITION

WHERE CAN I READ THE PETITION?
I'M A RENTER. WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT PROPERTY TAXES OR MILLAGES?
Property taxes are a significant expense for property owners, including landlords who own rental properties. These taxes are passed on to renters in the form of higher rent prices. Therefore, when property taxes increase, landlords need to raise rents to cover these additional costs. 

Furthermore, eliminating property taxes will encourage more investment in rental properties, leading to a greater supply of rental housing. This will help stabilize and reduce rent. improving. And if that isn't enough -

Eliminating property taxes will stimulate economic activity by increasing disposable income for property owners and renters, which would lead to increased spending and investment in other areas of the economy. 

We'll leave you with this: Eliminating property taxes would make Michigan more irresistibly attractive to both residents and businesses. For residents, it would mean more affordable housing options [YOU could become a homeowner!]. 

For businesses, it would mean lower operating costs if they own property, which would lead to job creation, lower prices and economic growth.

They'll Tell You They Don't Have the Money

People Have LOST Their Homes Because These "Essentials" 
​Are Part Of Michigan Property Taxes

​[how many became homeless for a $5,000,000 "collection of racist images?]
​[are you mad yet?]

Answers are clickable links to news articles.

Hip Hop academy?
Splash Pad?


3rd Curling Facility?


Equestrian Center?


Electric Boat Charging Stations?


Swedish Owned Paper Mill?

$200,000,000  Escanaba (Property Tax Increase for Citizens and NO NEW JOBS REQUIRED


Greektown Development?


Parks and Rec Expansion?


Collection of Racist Images?

$5,000,000 Grant For a Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University

How Many Lost Their Homes Because THIS Was The Added Tax They Couldn't Afford??


Recreation City Improvements?


New Recreation Center?