The Republicans that control both houses of the Michigan Legislature attached a budget appropriation to the right-to-work-for-less bill to make it immune from being repealed by the referendum process.
However, the Michigan Constitution allows for voters to enact a law repealing the right-to-work-for-less law through the initiative process.
The reason why Michigan Republicans attached an appropriation to the right-to-work-for-less bill is to force any repeal attempt to be done via initiative, which requires a petition to be signed by a number of voters equal to 8% of the total number of voters who cast ballots for a gubernatorial candidate in the the most recent MI-Gov election. The referendum requirement, by the way, has a 5% minimum signature threshold.
Since a total of 3,226,088 votes were cast in the 2010 MI-Gov election, 258,088 signatures will be required to get an initiative for a new Michigan state law repealing the right-to-work-for-less on the ballot.
Let's get to work repealing right-to-work-for-less, Michigan!