That's why supporters are busy making the rounds, and they might have no more eloquent spokesman than Howell Police Chief George Basar, past president of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police.
"This isn't a tax increase.
It makes businesses more competitive, assures local government a secure stream of revenue and doesn't cost homeowners anything," said Basar
, a Proposal 1 supporter.
Cutting the tax without making up for the lost revenue would devastate local governments still dealing with the last decade's economic collapse, Basar
"Since 2006, we're already down 10 part-time or reserve officers and four full-time officers," he
said of his