SW Michigan

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Ban on Straight Ticket Voting Clears State Senate

Nov 11, 2015
Tom Arthur/Wikicommons

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan would end straight-ticket voting under a bill that cleared the state Senate on Tuesday. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation that will increase fuel taxes and registration fees and re-prioritize spending to raise more than a billion to fix roads. 

"LANSING, MI — Michigan state Rep. John Kivela, D-Marquette, was arrested late Monday near Lansing for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a statement released on his behalf." (MLive)

"It didn't take four hours this time. Commissioner Dave Walters was elected mayor again by his fellow city commissioners in a split vote Tuesday night. The Ward 5 representative regained the title after losing it a year ago to Commissioner Deb Owens in a lengthy meeting." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"KALAMAZOO, MI—The Manchester Monarchs utilized five-unanswered goals, including three from Matt White, and stifling defense to defeat the Kalamazoo Wings, 7-3, Tuesday night at Wings Event Center." (Kalamazoo Gazette)