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NewsRoom
6:56 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Report: Electricity Will Cost More if Proposal 3 Passes

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The campaigns squaring off against each other over Proposal 3 on the November ballot are arguing the economic merits of renewable energy.

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NewsRoom
6:28 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

MI Supreme Court Orders Three Questions onto Ballot

The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered three additional questions onto the statewide November ballot. But it blocked a proposal to allow eight new non-tribal casinos.

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NewsRoom
10:11 am
Mon September 3, 2012

November Ballot Waiting on Word from State Supreme Court

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The Michigan Supreme Court is expected to rule early this week on which questions will appear on the November ballot. The court has to rule this week if the state is going to meet state and federal elections deadlines.

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NewsRoom
6:15 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Marijuana Ranks High in 2012 Local Ballot Initiatives

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The city of Detroit this week officially joined three other cities in Michigan that already placed marijuana questions on their November ballots.

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NewsRoom
6:34 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

MI Supreme Court Rulings on Ballot Expected

The Michigan Supreme Court is expected to rule Friday on challenges to four questions proposed for the statewide November ballot following a three-hour hearing Thursday.

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NewsRoom
6:38 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

MI Supreme Court Hearing Will Zero in on Ballot Controversies

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The Michigan Supreme Court will hold a hearing Thursday on whether four questions should appear on the statewide November ballot.

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NewsRoom
6:41 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Court Orders Collective Bargaining Proposal onto Ballot; Challenge Expected

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The Michigan Court of Appeals has ordered the proposal to protect collective bargaining rights in the state constitution onto the November ballot.

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NewsRoom
6:38 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Casino Question Blocked from Ballot

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The campaign to allow eight new non-tribal casinos will have to go back to court to get a spot on the November ballot.

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NewsRoom
6:17 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Supreme Court Decision Helps Pro-Casino Campaign

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A group seeking to expand the number of casinos in Michigan has won a big victory at the state Supreme Court.

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NewsRoom
6:22 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Quick Action Ordered on Labor-Backed Ballot Issue

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The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered the state appeals court to decide by Monday whether a union-supported referendum gets on the November ballot.

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NewsRoom
6:19 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Snyder Tries to Scuttle Worker Rights Proposal

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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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Election 2012
6:29 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Board of State Canvassers Deadlocks on Whether Referendum Goes to Ballot

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The state Court of Appeals appears to be next stop for the petition campaign to reverse Michigan’s emergency manager law. 

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Election 2012
6:26 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Michigan Voters Could Face Long Ballot This Fall

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Eight proposals may be on Michigan's November ballot, bringing a deluge of money and ads over issues ranging from protecting collective bargaining rights to requiring utilities to use more renewable energy.

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Election 2012
6:36 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Elections Bureau: Referendum Drive Has Enough Signatures

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State elections officials say the campaign to reverse Michigan’s emergency manager law appears to have gathered enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

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