millage elections

Election Law
9:13 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

WSW: How Could Michigan Elections be Improved?

Voters standing in line in Miami for early voting in 2012 - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

WestSouthwest with Jocelyn Benson

Jocelyn Benson is the Dean of Wayne State University's Law School and has written a book on the role of state Secretaries of State. 

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7:53 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Gull Lake Schools Pull Tax Request From May 6th Ballot

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Initial results showed millage failed by five votes, but recount showed it passed by three votes
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI --A request for a 0.65-mill tax increase for Gull Lake Community Schools has been pulled from the May 6 ballot, now that school officials have learned that they won a Feb. 25 vote on the issue. "It's off the ballot," Kalamazoo County Clerk Tim Snow said Thursday about the Gull Lake proposal.
7:35 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Recount Changes Result: Gull Lake School Millage Passes

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Kalamazoo County Clerk Tim Snow says it's the first time he has seen a recount change the outcome of a ballot election
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
RICHLAND, MI -- Thanks to a batch of spoiled votes, it turns out that Gull Lake Community Schools passed a Feb. 25 ballot request after all. A recount Monday changed the tally to 1,016 "yes" to 1,013 "no," which means the request was approved by three votes.
11:15 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Gull Lake to Put School Millage Request Back on Ballot in May

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As of Friday morning no one has requested a recount of Tuesday's election result. The request has to come from a citizen, not the district
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
RICHLAND, MI - A Gull Lake Community Schools' millage proposal that was rejected by a slim margin Tuesday will appear again on the May 6 ballot. The 0.65-mill tax increase was defeated Tuesday with total votes of 1,029 against and 1,024 in favor with just more than 50 percent of votes cast.
6:21 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Election day: Polls open from until 8:00 tonight

Lead in text: 
Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority seeks renewal of operating levy. Kalamazoo Public School seeks $62-million bond for facilities
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Kalamazoo County and communities around the region so that taxpayers can decide on a range of tax issues. Residents in the Kalamazoo, Delton Kellogg, Marcellus and Lawrence school districts will vote whether to increase property taxes to improve school facilities.