Supporters of new international toll bridge in Detroit win big in election day ballot Proposal 6 - 60/40 vote
Supporters of a new Canadian sponsored bridge downriver of the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor won a big political victory in voting in Michigan Tuesday. The new bridge got 2.63m votes to 1.78m or 60% to 40% in so called Proposal 6.
Michigan Gov's office joins in scaremongering & misrepresentation over ballot on state-$s for new toll bridge
We addressed this question to Sara Wurfel spokesman for the Governor of Michigan Rick Synder:
Hi: I've picked up comments attributed to you to the effect that The People Should Decide measure could require a statewide vote to authorize mere local bridges.
MLive.com Sept 6 has this:
Opponents of a new governments sponsored bridge between Detroit and Windsor will get to have their issue on the November ballot. The state Supreme Court ordered the Board of Canvassers to allow the measure to go to the voters after all.
Voters will get to vote on this promoted by a group The People Should Decide which reads:
2012-06-21: Opponents of the new Detroit River bridge (NITC or DRIC) that was the subject of an agreement between the government of Canada and the Governor of Michigan June 15 say they now have passed the minimum number of signatures to put the new bridge issue on the ballot in November. The popular vote is on.
With state contractors using heavy concrete breakers, cranes, loaders and dump trucks at the Ambassador Bridge to demolish recent concrete work and cart away the rubble of high approach ramps for a parallel span, the Detroit International Bridge Company (DIBC) battles on, using the courts and public opinion.
Good news for tolling in two referenda held Tuesday. In Dallas TX a referendum to block the Trinity Parkway tollroad was defeated 53% to 47%. About 80k people cast votes in the ballot out of about 500k eligible voters in the city of Dallas. The campaign was fiercely fought.