Bridge Initative Receives Required Signatures

A committee that wants voter approval of new international crossings says it has enough signatures to place the issue on the November ballot. The ballot question would ask voters if they want a constitutional amendment requiring all new international border crossings to be approved by a statewide vote. Ballot committee director Mike Blashfield says Michigan voters want to have a choice on border issues.

“The signature count continues to grow day by day…and are internal tracking polls show a decisive majority want to have a vote on the future of the border and that these signatures ensure that the people will have a vote in November.”

Governor Snyder says the international bridge agreement already signed with Canadian officials is binding, and will not be affected by any future constitutional amendment. Blashfield says despite having more signatures than necessary, the committee will continue to collect signatures until the July ninth deadline.