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Crain’s week in news, July 26-Aug. 1: Minimum wage plan backers won’t appeal ballot ruling; Leo Burnett, DIA sign deal

Crain’s staff – Raise Michigan, the group behind a November ballot proposal to increase the state’s minimum wage to $ 10.10 an hour, said it will not appeal a ruling by the Board of State Canvassers that found the group did not have a sufficient number of signatures for the proposal to appear on the […]

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Ballot proposal to phase out tax on equipment has broad support

There’s no organized opposition to Proposal 1, which is the only statewide ballot measure Tuesday and would phase out personal property taxes on industrial and some commercial equipment while providing a replacement for lost local government revenue and protecting the School Aid Fund. Yet the proposal’s backers are taking nothing for granted and may even […]

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Former Detroit Police chief Warren Evans ruled eligible for ballot

Former Detroit Police chief Warren Evans ruled eligible for ballot Former Wayne County Sheriff and former Detroit Police chief Warren Evans was ruled eligible to run for Wayne County Executive after his residency challenge was dismissed in court on Friday. Evans, who is running for Wayne County Executive, was accused … Full News here – Read […]

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State board votes to keep minimum wage question off November ballot

Chris Gautz – LANSING — The state Board of Canvassers decided in a 3-1 bipartisan vote Thursday to keep the minimum wage question off the November ballot due to an insufficient number of signatures. The decision followed hours of debate and a close analysis of specific petition signatures, which a group opposed to the ballot […]

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Best, brightest aren’t on your election ballot

Here are two phrases that do NOT come to mind as I evaluate the options voters face in the Aug. 5 primary: ‘best and brightest’ and ‘cream of the crop.’ Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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Judge orders Congressman John Conyers’ name placed on August primary ballot

U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Leitman on Friday ordered U.S. Rep. John Conyers’ name placed on the August primary ballot. Full News here – Detroit News

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Rev. Horace Sheffield speaks on Conyers ballot

Reverend Horace Sheffield is facing off against incumbent U.S. Representative John Conyers in the August Primary ballot for Congress. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Judge allows Conyers to be on ballot

Judge allows Conyers to be on ballot

Associated Press – A judge has ordered that Detroit Congressman John Conyers be placed on the August primary ballot. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Judge orders Congressman John Conyers’ name placed on August primary ballot

U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Leitman on Friday ordered U.S. Rep. John Conyers’ name placed on the August primary ballot. Full News here – Detroit News

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Election officials defend law that got Congressman John Conyers’ kicked off ballot

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson in her response said the law is necessary to hold fraudulent petition circulators accountable, and Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett, in a florid court filing that at one point quotes Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities,” argued that Conyers took too long to take action. Full News here – […]

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Congressman of 50 years John Conyers to challenge Michigan petition laws after being kicked off ballot

“Every voter who wants to sign a petition to support their desired candidate and political position should be able to do so.” Full News here – Detroit News

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Official: Conyers lacks signatures for ballot

Associated Press – Longtime U.S. Rep. John Conyers of Michigan doesn’t have enough signatures to appear on the Aug. 5 primary ballot, an elections official announced Tuesday. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Raise Michigan gets enough signatures for minimum wage ballot question

Associated Press – A campaign to raise the minimum wage in Michigan has collected enough signatures for a ballot drive being threatened by Republican legislation. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Column: On ballot or off, Conyers should retire

If there is anyone around Congressman John Conyers who cares more about his well-being than they do their own interests, they should seize this opportunity to guide him gracefully into retirement. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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Second wolf hunt ballot proposal approved; ballot likely to be a mess

This is a great way to turn voting into a chaotic mess. LANSING — A second ballot proposal to try to stop the hunt of gray wolves in the Upper Peninsula was deemed to have enough valid signatures on Tuesday and will appear on the Nov. 5 general election ballot. The proposal, which would repeal a […]

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