michigan ballot proposals

"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.


(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.