The Michigan Supreme Court Rules on Ballot Initiatives

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Michigan Supreme Court

The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered three more proposals onto the November ballot, after rejecting challenges to each. One proposal would require two-thirds majorities in the state house and senate to raise taxes. Another would require a public vote before construction of a new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor. A third would enshrine collective bargaining rights in the Michigan Constitution. Justices rejected a proposal to allow eight new non-tribal casinos in Michigan. WDET’s Pat Batcheller asked Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta to break down the Supreme Court’s decision.
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