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David Benac says Democrats won’t have more money than Republican Congressman Fred Upton this fall, and he says the party won’t win the Congressional seat by finding the most moderate candidate.


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(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. 

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(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. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A new campaign wants to put a voters’ bill of rights into the state constitution. Backers plan to launch a petition drive to place the question on the November ballot. 

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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.”

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