Michigan constitution

Term Limits
7:50 am
Thu December 11, 2014

"Long Shot" Proposals Would Change Term Limits in Michigan

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Two State lawmakers have introduced proposals that would change Michigan's term limits.   

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8:57 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Group submits petition language for part-time Legislature in Michigan

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325,000 signatures would be required to get proposed amendment to state Constitution on ballot
LANSING, MI -- A group seeking to " restore Michigan's part-time Legislature" by amending the state Constitution has turned its petition language in to the Bureau of Elections for review. If the petitions are approved in form, committee chair Norm Kammeraad said the group will try to collect up to 400,000 signatures by June with hopes of placing the proposal on the November ballot.
7:17 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Changes proposed to term limits in Michigan

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Holland Republican Joe Haveman's proposed amendment to state Constitution would allow lawmakers to serve 16 years total in House and/or Senate
Term limits will end Rep. Joe Haveman's tenure in the State House next fall. The Holland Republican plans to introduce a bill that would relax those term limits - but it would not apply to him or his colleagues.
Michigan redistricting
1:14 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

McCann proposes changing how Michigan draws legislative districts

State Rep. Sean McCann D-Kalamazoo speaking at a news conference Thursday morning
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A Kalamazoo State Representative is proposing changes to how Michigan’s boundaries are drawn for Congressional and state legislative districts. WMUK’s Gordon Evans reports. 

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7:30 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Proposed amendment to state Constitution would give more options for referendum

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Michigan Constitution doesn't allow voters to ask for repeal of laws with appropriations.
A Detroit-area man plans to launch a petition drive to amend Michigan's constitution, aiming to close a loophole that allows laws - such as right to work - to be immune from a repeal by voters. Currently under the constitution, laws that include any legislative appropriations can't be subjected to a ballot referendum.