Former Congressman and state lawmaker Joe Schwarz says gerrymandering, term limits and money in politics are the biggest problems with state government. He’s backing a ballot drive designed to address gerrymandering.
(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 Representative Jon Hoadley says anyone who think it’s OK to discriminate against LGBT people should be disqualified from holding office in the state. The Kalamazoo Democrat says voters will have a chance to make their voice heard on the issue next year.
The campaign leader of the group Voters Not Politicians says there’s a conflict of interest in the current process for drawing the boundaries for Congressional and state Legislative districts. Katey Fahey says politicians in office should not be in charge of redistricting.
Democrats in the state House say they want to make the redistricting process as impartial as possible. Representatives introduced legislation Thursday that would completely change Michigan’s redistricting process.