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There are major implications attached to the passage of Proposal 1 on the May 5 statewide ballot. Besides outlining a plan for fixing the state’s broken roads and bridges, it would raise new money and secure funds for schools and community colleges, while also restoring the earned income tax credit for the working poor.

Read our two-page summary of the proposal’s highlights titled “Protecting and Supporting Michigan Children & Families.” Also, become better educated about the ballot issue by checking out this growing list of related media articles and links to resources.



  • Editorial:“Absolutely, Michigan needs Proposal 1 “/ The Lansing State Journal/ May 3, 2015
  • “Gillard:  Pass Prop 1, for the children“/ The Detroit News/ April 28,2015
  • Michigan’s roads affect everyone, so a ‘yes’ vote on Proposal 1 makes sense/ 17, 2015
  • “What are Your Questions about Prop 1?” /The Free Press/ April 17, 2015
  • “Working Poor May See Modest Tax Break Under Michigan Roads Proposal 1” / / April 13, 2015
  • “Five Reasons to Support Michigan’s Proposal 1” / Scott Menzel / Heritage Newspapers / April 7, 2015
  • “A Bridge Primer: Untangling the pothole promise of Proposal 1″/Bridge Magazine/ April 7, 2015
  • “Former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin Endorses Proposal 1” / March 22, 2015
  • Tom Watkins: “Educate yourself on what’s at stake if road funding measure doesn’t pass” / 20, 2015
  • Political Insider: “Interest groups back Proposal 1 tax hike” / The Detroit News / March 19, 2015
  • “For safety’s sake, vote yes for Proposal 1,” /the Detroit Free Press / March 15, 2015
  • “You’ll see 7 bullet points on the May 5 road funding ballot question. We explain them here” / / March 12, 2015


  • “The May 5th Proposal 1 Road Package: Protecting and Supporting Michigan Children & Families” is a one-pager created by Michigan’s Children Sandbox Party as a resource for voters. It outlines the upcoming statewide ballot proposal’s impact on schools, children and families. Please share it.
  • The non-partisan League of Women Voters of Michigan has created a one-pager including the Prop 1 ballot language, with outlines of the pro- and con-arguments.
  • Are you a social media user?  Check out sample Facebook posts and tweets  you can use to promote Proposal 1.
  • The Michigan League for Public Policy has compiled a special report, blog and info-graphics about Proposal 1 describing “A Fix for Michigan Roads and Bridges while Helping Michigan’s Working Families.”
  • View this informational video about Michigan’s Proposal 1 on the May 5 ballot and please share it with your friends and neighbors.  It was created by the Safe Roads Yes! coalition.
  • The independent, nonpartisan Citizens Research Council of Michigan has drafted an in-depth report that details Proposal 1, its impact on sales and fuel taxes, its constitutional impact and its trigger for enacting an entire package of laws.  This is a comprehensive outline of the ballot question and important reading for voters who have lots of questions about the May 5 ballot question.  They also include a summary and a webinar summarizing their report.
  • Proposal 1 will guarantee that every penny of the school aid fund will be constitutionally protected to fund education where it helps kids the most — in our K-12 schools and community colleges.  Learn more from the  “Safe Roads Yes” Coalition, which includes a growing list of supporters including teachers, bus drivers and school administrators.
  • For an educational viewpoint of Proposal 1, check out an advocacy toolkit made available by “Safer Roads Yes” coalition partner, the Michigan Association of School Administrators.