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Michigan Ballot 2012

New State Rep. Has A Criminal History

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

Brian Banks, an eight-time convicted felon, emerged victorious at the polls Tuesday in the race for Michigan's new 1st district state House seat, winn...

Voters Overturn Controversial Law

Posted 11.14.2012 | Detroit

In a victory for unions and grassroots organizers, Michigan voters struck down a law that allowed state-appointed emergency managers to renegotiate un...

State Rejects Home Health Care Measure

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

Proposal 4, which would have created a new registry for Michigan's home health care workers by amending the state constitution, was sunk by voters at ...

Controversial Mayor Recalled

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

Janice Daniels, the elected mayor of Troy, Mich., made national headlines for statements that many deemed homophobic, and for a combative attitude tha...

State Rejects Collective Bargaining Measure

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

In a major blow to Michigan unions, voters rejected a proposal that would have amended the state's constitution to guarantee public and private-sector...

Controversial Bridge Amendment Fails

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

Michigan voters tossed out Proposal 6 at the polls Tuesday. The controversial ballot measure would have amended the state constitution to restrict the...

Michigan Rejects Proposal 5

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

Michigan's voting public has come out strongly against Proposal 5. The measure would have amended the state constitution to change how the state gover...

State Rejects Renewable Energy Proposal

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

Proposal 3, a state ballot initiative promoting renewable energy, fizzled out at the polls Tuesday. 36 percent of voters supported the measure, while ...

LIVE UPDATES: Election Day In Michigan

Posted 11.06.2012 | Detroit

On Election Day, Michigan voters will consider six proposals and vote in a plethora of important races. The state has 16 electoral votes in the presid...

DEBATE: Should Michigan Pass The Proposal 6 Bridge Amendment?

Posted 11.06.2012 | Detroit

Is the proposed New International Trade Crossing really a bridge to nowhere? What with $4.65 million in ads blaring opposition to the planned gover...

8-Time Felon Running For State Rep. Is In Trouble With The Law Again

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.02.2012 | Detroit

Brian Banks, an ex-felon running for state representative in Michigan's first district, has told voters he's turned his life around, but recent procee...

Publius: Why You Should Vote In Detroit

Publius | Vince Keenan | Posted 11.06.2012 | Detroit

This post was originally published on the Urban Innovation Exchange. Do-it-yourself Detroit is on borrowed time. Working around the democr...