See how taxpayer money is stolen! The Michigan House, passed The General Property Tax Act to allow districts to describe charter schools as “public schools” on ballots. 80% of charters in Michigan operate for profit, so this will boost their bottom line and steal taxpayer dollars intended for the 90% of children in public schools. The decision now goes to the State Senate. The initiative now heads to the Senate and follows a January law signed by Gov. Rick Snyder to let charter schools receive revenue from certain voter-approved property tax hikes.