The Michigan Chamber of Commerce released this statement today from President & CEO Jim Holcomb after more than the needed two-thirds of Michigan’s lawmakers voted (76 to 28 in the House and 26 to 6 in the Senate) to place a constitutional amendment to reform term limits and require financial disclosure directly on the November 2022 General Election ballot:
“Today’s bipartisan votes are a step in the right direction toward transparency and meaningful public debate and reforms. We appreciate the leadership of Michigan’s senators and representatives to give Michigan voters the time to study this issue that will be placed before them in November. Whether you support or oppose the proposal, legislators of both parties should be commended for working across the aisle to facilitate important dialogue and enhance public policy that’s instrumental to help us all build a stronger Michigan.”
The Michigan Chamber has studied term limits over the years since the passage by voters 30 years ago and has a been a long-time proponent of sensible reform. The Michigan Chamber Board of Directors most recently voted to support the reforms in late April.