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State board to take up redistricting ballot question this week

The proposal to change how Michigan draws the lines for congressional and legislative districts is about to go on the ballot. But, will it stay there? The question to create an independent commission to handle the job of redistricting is poised to become Proposal 2 on the November ballot. The group that gives the OK to what questions make it on the ballot meets Wednesday.

MI Supreme Court to decide on redistricting ballot question

The Michigan Supreme Court is about to have a political hot mess dumped on its lap. The court will decide whether voters will vote on an overhaul of how Michigan draws legislative and congressional districts .

After 8 years of GOP control, Schuette wants Michiganders to re-visit Granholm's legacy

Jennifer Granholm has been out of Michigan's gubernatorial office for over seven years. But, this year, her name is back in the spotlight. With Republicans running the show in Lansing for the past eight years, it has been especially hard for GOP gubernatorial candidates to run on the basis of change. This election is expected to be a referendum on Donald Trump and the way Republicans are managing things in Washington D.C., or the legacy of Rick Snyder.

After 8 years of GOP control, Schuette wants Michiganders to re-visit Granholm's legacy

A Libertarian primary for the first time in Michigan history

This year, Libertarians will join Republicans and Democrats with candidates on the August primary ballot in Michigan. This is something that doesn't happen very often. In fact, the last time a third party qualified to hold a primary in Michigan was 1998.

Democratic candidates shun Nancy Pelosi amid hopes of "blue wave"

Democrats like their chances in Election 2018 as they hope President Trump's unfavorables will help them win the House in November. But Republicans have their own emblematic figure they are using to paint a dark picture of the ramifications of a "blue wave." As much as Democrats expect and hope people are ready to get out and vote against Donald Trump, Republicans think and hope the same may be true for the House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.

Do you have a legal right to have your signature counted on a petition?

Do you have a right to have your name counted when you sign a petition? Or, can it be thrown out on a technicality that has nothing to do with you? There are two recent instances in Michigan where, although signatures on a petition were collected, it's unclear whether those signatures will actually be counted.

Do you have a legal right to have your signature counted on a petition?

President Trump visits MI and gives Bill Schuette a shout-out

Republican gubernatorial candidates wanted to get next to President Donald Trump this weekend but only one got the presidential shout-out in Washington Township, MI. "A really great friend of mine, a great attorney general, the next governor of Michigan, Bill Schuette. Where's Bill? Bill? Where? Alright, wherever the hell he is..."

Can he or can't he? Judge will decide whether El-Sayed is a legal candidate for governor

There is a legal question about whether Democrat Abdul El-Sayed is eligible to run for governor. But one thing that is not a question is the fact that the question is not settled, no matter how much the El-Sayed campaign might want to believe that's the case.

Can he or can't he? Judge will decide whether El-Sayed is a legal candidate for governor

Republicans eye getting in front of marijuana legalization

Sensing that legalizing marijuana in Michigan might be inevitable, some Republicans want to get in front of the issue to try to avoid political catastrophe in November. A petition campaign to legalize marijuana in Michigan has cleared a bunch of hurdles. The group pushing the initiative says they have turned in enough signatures to get on the ballot in November.

Can Democrats heal after bitter fight over attorney general race

The fight for the Democratic nod for state attorney general has gotten nasty with less than a week to go before Michigan Democrats decide on a candidate.

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