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...