11/12/2012 09:32 am ET

Pressure For Ballot Reform Growing In Michigan

Lansing -- It's been a rollercoaster year for the citizens' initiative ballot process -- and now lawmakers are facing pressure to change Michigan's form of direct democracy.

The Board of State Canvassers deadlocked on placing a repeal of the emergency manager law on the ballot over a petition font size dispute, plunging a public meeting into chaos and resulting in one board member being spit on by angry protesters.

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