Category Archives: Taxes

Big Turnout at Prop 1 Event


Several area political/education groups sponsored the Prop 1 panel discussion at the Emagine Theater in Novi, Monday March 9th.

There were more than 140 in attendance who came to hear from experts from 4 different citizen groups:  Tom McMillin and Adam de Angeli from Concerned Taxpayers of Michigan, Tony DeMott and David Dudenhoefer from Michigan Campaign for Liberty, Bill McMaster from Taxpayers United Michigan Foundation, and Scott Hagerstrom, from the Coalition Against Higher Taxes and Special Interest Deals. They explained what was contained in the May 5th ballot proposal. While several legislators, Mike Kowall, Klint Kesto and Mike McCready, were asked to join us to explain why they voted in favor of putting prop 1 up for a special election May 5th, their offices told us none were available to attend.  We also invited several groups who support the initiative, however, not one representative of their position was able to join us. ... read more

Oh, the lies you’ll be told!

Note: Farther down is a complete break-down of a constituent letter from Rep. Klint Kesto, who voted for the tax proposal and defends his actions having done so. LATP knows that some of you have been waiting for us to post it. It’s here! The Lansing politicians who voted last November to put the May 5 proposal to raise the state sales, gas, and vehicle taxes and activate a plethora of unrelated laws are hard to find these days. Apparently they’re being confronted by more angry voters than they were expecting.

Some have gone into hiding.  Others are repenting.

But some of them are sticking to their guns, and in defending the indefensible, saying what they only wish is the truth. ... read more

Proposal 1 Exposed: Preparing for the Vote on May 5th


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Conversation Tonight!

There are still seats remaining. Get to this important event even if you forgot to register.

Monday, March 9th, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Emagine Theater in Novi

Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk, 44425 12 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48377 (map) Guest registration begins at 6:00pm

Click here for FREE tickets or search for “Special Event March 9th”

Please join the Lakes Area Tea Party and grassroots organizations across SE Michigan for an evening of information and motivation regarding Michigan’s May 5 ballot Proposal 1. Some supporters claim that, without complex and costly legislation, the budget for road repairs might be depleted to the point that roads could become impassable. Many opponents say that there is already enough state government revenue to fix the roads without further burdening the taxpayers or resorting to legislative tricks. Do you want answers? You will hear from our panel of experts regarding the amendments to the Michigan Constitution and the numerous attached laws that will take effect if the proposal passes.

Expert Speakers Include:

Tom McMillin, Concerned Taxpayers of Michigan Adam De Angeli, 

Concerned Taxpayers of Michigan ... read more