Politics

8:09 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Effort Begins to Put Minimum Wage Increase on Michigan Ballot

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Leaders plan to ask for a new minimum wage between $9.50 and $10 per hour
A coalition of faith-based organizations, labor unions and civil rights groups launched a campaign Saturday to raise Michigans minimum wage by securing the issue a spot on the November ballot. Michigan United has started recruiting volunteers to obtain the necessary 258,088 signatures to place the measure on the ballot of more than 322,609 signatures for a proposed constitutional amendment.
7:58 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Recall Petitions Upheld Against Alamo Township Supervisor

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380 signatures must be collected by August first to force November recall election of Lou Conti
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The r ecall effort against Alamo Township Supervisor Lou Conti can now move forward, but it's likely taken longer than those responsible for the movement had hoped. Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Judge J. Richardson Johnson upheld three petitions to recall Conti in a decision made Feb. 4.
9:25 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Michigan Supreme Court Strikes Down Wyoming Medical Marijuana Ordinance

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The Wyoming City Council will have to draft new ordinance regulating medical marijuana
WYOMING, MI - The State Supreme Court has invalidated Wyoming's ordinance virtually banning medical marijuana. In the case handed down Thursday, Jan. 6, the court rejected the city's contention that it could strictly regulate Medical Marijuana because federal law still banned any production or possession of marijuana trumping the voter-approved Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.
3:15 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

President Obama to sign farm bill in East Lansing Friday

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Governor Snyder won't be able to attend, but his likely Democratic opponent Mark Schauer plans to be there
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was in fact invited to join President Barack Obama's on Friday at Michigan State University, but the first-term Republican will not be able to attend.
1:59 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Petition Drive for Part Time Legislature Can Proceed

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Over 322,000 signatures are required by July 7th to put proposal on the November ballot
The part-time Legislature petition would cut legislative sessions to 60 days a year and cut lawmakers pay in about half to $35,000 a year. It also would require that any amendments and substitutes to proposed bills would have to be published and held for five days before the Legislature could vote on the bills.

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