Politics

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(MPRN-Lansing) A grassroots group that wants to get an anti-gerrymandering proposal on the 2018 ballot is looking to make progress this week. Voters Not Politicians is the non-partisan group in charge of the effort. It wants to change how the state draws its district lines. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Marijuana legalization could be on the 20-18 ballot. But people in law enforcement have concerns about potential consequences. 

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Western Michigan University Political Science Professor John Clark says the “Trump phenomenon” shows that people without a traditional resume can run against the establishment even of their own party and still win.


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(MPRN-Lansing) More petition campaigns are looking to begin collecting signatures as they take aim at the 2018 ballot. One of the campaigns seeks to increase Michigan’s minimum wage to 12 dollars an hour. 

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Michigan Campaign Finance Network Director Craig Mauger says the trend in politics is that every election is more expensive than the last cycle. He says the most recent campaign finance reports indicate that will continue next year.


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