The ballot drive to require two-thirds super-majorities for the state Legislature to raise taxes has filed an elections complaint against Governor Rick Snyder. The Proposal 5 campaign says the governor is using his official website and other state resources for political purposes.
“The governor is allowed to campaign, but they can’t use state resources to do it because then you just turn the state into your own political machine and you can’t use taxpayers’ dollars to do that,” says Matt Davis, the attorney for Proposal 5.
Governor Snyder opposes all five proposed amendments to the state constitution on the November ballot. He’s urging a “yes” vote on the referendum on the state’s emergency manager law.
He has links on his state website to videos explaining his positions.
The governor’s office did not have an immediate comment on the complaint. It was filed today with the Secretary of State.