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(MPRN-Lansing) 2016 could bring major changes to the way Michigan treats marijuana. There are three campaigns hoping to put legalization of recreational marijuana on the November ballot. 

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When voters had the chance to eliminate straight ticket voting in Michigan over a decade ago, they overwhelmingly rejected it. Western Michigan University Political Science Professor John Clark says voters in Republican and Democratic leaning counties throughout the state seemed to view it as a bad idea. 

"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)