SBAM salutes voters for defeating Proposals 2, 3 and 4
November 7, 2012
SBAM today praised voters for rejecting Proposals 2, 3 and 4. “Michigan citizens demonstrated that they are understandably reluctant to cement into the state constitution controversial policies that should properly be debated in the legislature by elected representatives,” said SBAM President and CEO Rob Fowler. “Small business owners hope lawmakers will take the election results to heart and turn their focus to finding positive, constructive ways to continue growing Michigan’s economy.”
Fowler said that all three proposals were pushed by well-funded special interests that had little concern for the general welfare of the state. “These special interests wasted tens of millions of dollars on misleading, negative and divisive advertising. It’s gratifying to see that voters soundly rejected this narrow focus on the needs of the few over the needs of the many. As job providers, small business owners look forward to working with our elected leaders to craft pro-growth policies that benefit all people in our state,” Fowler said.