Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette are trying to block a statewide ballot initiative aimed at protecting collective bargaining rights for workers.
Snyder and Schuette filed court papers on Monday that would scuttle the Protect Our Jobs ballot proposal. The plan would write collective bargaining rights into the Michigan Constitution by placing the issue before voters in the November general election.
An appeal was made after the Board of State Canvassers deadlocked 2-2 last week on the ballot proposal by sponsors of Protect Our Jobs.
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Michigan voters go to the polls on Tuesday to cast their votes in the state primary election.
WKAR's Melissa Benmark sat down recently with MLive.com Lansing bureau reporter Angela Wittrock. They talked about Lansing ballot proposals to sell the Waverly Golf Course, and to reduce the number of times the Lansing City Council meets each year.
Michigan voters go to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in the state primary election. In Ingham County, the most divisive contest is the race between Mark Grebner and Pat Lindemann for the office of Drain Commissioner.
The 68th state House district covers a large swath of the city of Lansing, plus parts of Ingham County and Lansing Township. The current officeholder, Democrat Joan Bauer, will vacate the seat this year. Seven Democrats are vying for the nomination to represent this very diverse district.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra's campaign has filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission over an independent political action committee that's running TV ads attacking him.
Governor Rick Snyder says local governments in the 11th congressional district should not expect the state to help cover the costs of a special primary to replace Congressman Thad McCotter. The cost is pegged at about $650,000.
Three candidates are competing for the Republican nomination to represent Michigan’s 69th state House district. Last night, the trio appeared on a local government access TV show to debate the issues.
The GOP candidates for the 69th House district are Frank Lambert, a General Motors employee and part-time paralegal, George Nastas the Third, a 35-year Meridian Township resident, and current township supervisor Susan McGillicuddy. The district encompasses Meridian Township, East Lansing and much of Ingham County.