The petition campaign to outlaw fracking in Michigan is asking the state Court of Appeals to overturn a 180-time limit on gathering signatures. The campaign is asking the court to strike down a law signed in June by Governor Rick Snyder.
Lu Ann Kozma is with the anti-fracking campaign. She would like the court to rule soon so the campaign can decide whether to continue gathering signatures. Continue reading
State House Democrats are calling for a voters’ bill of rights in the Michigan Constitution. Voting has been a hot-button issue in the Legislature this election year. Democrats say they want to reverse Republican efforts to end straight-ticket voting, and make it harder to vote absentee.
A state elections board is expected to determine tomorrow (Tue.) whether a petition campaign to add LGBT and gender protections to the Michigan Constitution is ready to go.
A Democratic state lawmaker has called for closing a loophole that allows the Legislature to shield some controversial laws from ballot challenges.
The Michigan Constitution says spending bills can’t be challenged by a voter referendum.
In recent years, the Legislature’s Republican majorities have used spending provisions to make controversial laws like right-to-work and the emergency manager act referendum-proof. Continue reading
A bipartisan group is forming a ballot committee to put gay and transgender rights into the Michigan Constitution.
The 98th session of the Michigan Legislature is underway.