Bumstead to host town hall meeting to discuss Proposal 1

FREMONT — Representative Jon Bumstead, R, Newaygo, will host an informational town hall meeting regarding Proposal 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, at TrueNorth Community Services, located at 6308 S. Warner Ave. in Fremont.

This much debated issue will be on the upcoming May 5 ballot throughout the state of Michigan, and Bumstead said he will be discussing the proposal in great detail.

"There is a significant amount of information out there about Proposal 1 and I’d like to have the opportunity to address any questions or concerns individuals may have and ensure they are as informed as possible," said Bumstead.

The proposal suggests an amendment to the Michigan Constitution to eliminate the sales/use tax on gasoline and diesel fuel for vehicles on public roads and increase the sales/use tax in the state from 6 percent to 7 percent to compensate for the reduced revenue going to the School Aid Fund. It will also allow the expansion of competitive bidding and warranties for road projects, expand the use of SAF funds to community colleges and career/technical institutions, and prohibit finds from going to four-year colleges and universities.

More information on the event can be found on Bumstead's Facebook page.