Senate Joint Resolution K (Give local governments power to impose sales tax )
Introduced by Sen. Bert Johnson (D) on March 24, 2011, to place before voters in the next general election a constitutional amendment to give local governments the power to impose a sales tax of up to 4 percent on merchandise and services. A vote of the residents would be required for a local government to impose a sales tax.
Senate Joint Resolution J (Allow graduated state income tax) Introduced by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on March 22, 2011, to place before voters in the next general election a constitutional amendment to eliminate its prohibition on a graduated income tax (as opposed to Michigan's current flat tax). The measure does not specify a rate structure. Once the Constitution is changed the legislature could set rates without the approval of the voters.
Warren's amendment is especially insidious because it gives the legislature power to set graduated income tax rates without the approval of the voters.