Today in Michigan History

April 1, 1963

Voters approved a new state constitution.

Michigan voters narrowly adopted a new constitution that streamlined government bureaucracy, introduced a state income tax and lengthened the term of office for governor from two to four years. The vote ended a several-year campaign by Citizens for Michigan, whose members included George Romney, who had been elected governor in November 1962.

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.