michigan ballot proposals

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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.


(MPRN-Lansing) A state elections board has given the OK to three more petition drives to start collecting signatures. The bipartisan Board of State Canvassers ruled the campaigns’ petition forms met the technical requirements to start gathering signatures. 


A union-led petition drive is trying to increase the state’s Corporate Income Tax rate from 6 percent to 11 percent. The revenue would be used to fix roads. 

"State Representative Jon Hoadley is re-introducing a bill that calls for a citizen-led commission to draw political boundaries in Michigan." (WDET)

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Mark Schauer has served in the state House, Senate and Congress. Now he’s trying to help Democrats have more of a say in how the boundaries for those offices are drawn in Michigan and other states.