ballot proposals

Board Of State Canvassers Approves Ballot Proposals

Aug 18, 2017
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Several ballot proposals for Michigan’s 2018 election crossed a hurdle Thursday. The Board of State Canvassers approved the form of proposals on earned sick time, marijuana legalization and redistricting. 

Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) A grassroots group that wants to get an anti-gerrymandering proposal on the 2018 ballot is looking to make progress this week. Voters Not Politicians is the non-partisan group in charge of the effort. It wants to change how the state draws its district lines. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The ballot campaign to adopt a part-time Legislature amendment in Michigan decided to skip getting its petition approved by a state elections board. The leader of the campaign, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, says he’s comfortable fighting any challenges in court. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A petition campaign will launch soon to put a measure on the ballot to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Michigan. 

Tom Arthur/Wikicommons

(MPRN-Lansing) A small crowd that held a May Day rally in front of the state Capitol has a big ambition – to organize ballot campaigns that will support each other. The groups include efforts to legalize marijuana in Michigan, shut down an oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, and to change the redistricting process. 

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