One of the most important duties of a Township Clerk is to insure the intergrity of the voting process. It appears that the Genoa Township Clerk has not consistently upheld the high standards voters have come to expect. Should she lose her job? Voters will decide in August.
Polly Skolarus (R), the incumbent Genoa Township Clerk is facing a primary challenge in the upcoming August 2 election. She is being challenged by Dan Wholihan (R), Chair of the Livingston County Republican Party.
Ever since it passage, local government elected officials along with lobbyists for tax and spend interests groups have railed against SB 571. Recall that, within 60 days on an election, SB 571 prevents local governments from using taxpayer funds to promote tax increases.
If local government officials want to advocate for a tax increase they should use their own funds to do so. They shouldn’t be able to dip into your wallet to work against your interests as a taxpayer.
The tax and spend community has been pressuring the Legislature to repeal SB 571, thus allowing them to continue their past practice of advocating for tax increases using your tax dollars. The T and S folks have complained that the new law is too confusing and should be repealed altogether. Fortunately the Legislature seems to be holding firm and resisting this pressure.