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(MPRN-Lansing) A partisan split on a state election board has stalled a petition drive to outlaw prevailing wage rules in Michigan. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A ballot campaign will begin gathering signatures to add a voting rights amendment to the state constitution. If the effort gathers enough signatures, the question will go on the November ballot for voters to decide. 

Prevailing Wage To Be Big Issue In Coming Months

Jan 11, 2018
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(MPRN-Lansing) Prevailing wage will likely be a hot topic in Lansing this year. That’s the state law that requires workers get paid union-rate wages for state construction projects. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A couple hundred volunteers showed up at the state Bureau of Elections Monday. They dropped off petitions to get a redistricting overhaul on the November ballot. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan voters could be asked to take the power to draw legislative and congressional district lines away from state lawmakers. A ballot campaign plans to turn in 450,000 petition signatures Monday.