michigan ballot proposals

"A group looking to get a ban on hydraulic fracturing on the 2016 ballot has fallen well short in gathering the necessary signatures to put the issue before voters." (Detroit Free Press)


(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan LGBT advocates are examining the results of an election in Houston on a local human rights ordinance to glean lessons that can be applied to a similar effort in Michigan. 

"Lansing — A group seeking to put recreational marijuana legalization on the November 2016 ballot abruptly stopped collecting signatures at the end of September, prompting a competing pro-pot group to speculate the other campaign is faltering." (Detroit News)

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(MPRN-Lansing) A fight over signature-gathering is the next battle over a question to outlaw guaranteed union-level wages on public projects. 

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“If we’re going to have a written Constitution it should be up to date,” says Craig Thiel, Senior Research Associate for the Citizens Research Council of Michigan.