(MPRN-Lansing) A ballot campaign will begin gathering signatures to add a voting rights amendment to the state constitution. If the effort gathers enough signatures, the question will go on the November ballot for voters to decide.
(MPRN-Lansing) State lawmakers want to overhaul how three major universities select their governing bodies. This stems from ongoing criticism of Michigan State University’s handling of sexual assault complaints.
The Michigan Public Network’s Capitol Bureau Chief says time and controversy make it harder to get anything done in the Legislature during an election year. Rick Pluta says if lawmakers are working on a contentious issue at some point “they will run into the brick wall that is the election season.”