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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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State Representative Jon Hoadley says anyone who think it’s OK to discriminate against LGBT people should be disqualified from holding office in the state. The Kalamazoo Democrat says voters will have a chance to make their voice heard on the issue next year.


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(MPRN-Lansing) A doctor from Saginaw Township is the first candidate for governor to file petition signatures to appear on the ballot next year. Doctor Jim Hines filed more than 22,000 signatures to appear on the August 2018 Republican primary ballot. 

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Retired nurse Becky Sue Baldwin says The Affordable Care Act is far from perfect, but she says repealing “Obamacare” without a plan to replace it will cause big problems.


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