9/7/18 Federal judges uphold Michigan’s ban on straight-ticket voting. In controversial move, GOP-controlled legislature enacts two initiative petition proposals — hiking the minimum wage and mandating earned sick leave — so that they will not appear on Nov. 6 General Election. Over Democratic protests, majority Republicans hint they may return to the two new laws later in the year and amend them.
Also, an interview with Lansing public relations maven TJ Bucholz. Sponsored by Deadline Detroit.
Susan Miller says
If the Republicans reverse these two measures and prove they were enacted to promote voter disengagement in November, there will and should be hell to pay. There has to be some limit to political cynicism and ruthlessness. For an example of political sincerity that may lead to fundamental change in Michigan this November 6, watch this short video by the citizens working to promote an end to gerrymandering (the YES on Proposal 2 campaign). https://m.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=rReinEjX3O4&feature=youtu.be