the 1978 "HEADLEE" Amendment to the MICHIGAN CONSTITUTION

In 1978, Michigan voters approved the "Headlee" tax limitation amendments to the Michigan Constitution of 1963 (Article IX, Sections 24 - 34). Like many major acts there is a backstory, commentary and narrative from those that surrounded the movement.

Those documents are presented below.


Drafters Intent - History Part 1 - History Part 2 - History Part 3 - History Part 4 - Drafting Committee Statement


Headlee Amendment Ballot Summary

Headlee Amendment Ballot Summary


Michael Sessa speaks in front of the capitol

Michael Sessa at the Capital (Michigan)



Headlee Amendment full text...

EDUCATIONAL SLIDES...