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On WestSouthwest, we have a rebroadcast of an interview from last year on the history of the Portage School District. 

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On WestSouthwest, we examine ballot issues, both the political implications and the process for getting initiatives before voters in Michigan. 

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Citizens Research Council of Michigan president Eric Lupher says Michigan’s “lassiez-faire” approach to ballot issues presents a number of problems – a lack of trust in the process, less information for voters signing petitions, and more time in court settling legal challenges.

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A Western Michigan University Political Science Professor says a ballot issue can influence other races on the ballot, but John Clark says it requires the right circumstances. 

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Seven candidates for Congress in Michigan were disqualified from the ballot by a state board earlier this month. Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow says the most controversial case was that of 6th District Democrat Paul Clements.