The week in Michigan politics — 9/7/18
The state's most significant political stories of the week
DETROIT – Here are the top political stories from across Michigan this week:
GOP-led Legislature may stymie 2 Michigan ballot drives [Denton Record-Chronicle]
Michigan Republicans may use a new tactic to stymie a pair of ballot initiatives that would raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave: adopt the laws themselves ahead of the November election, then change those measures later.
The unprecedented strategy is being pushed within the GOP-led Legislature so it’s easier to alter — Democrats say “gut” — the proposals with simple majority votes.
If the public approves the measures, future amendments would require the support of three-fourths of both chambers.
The maneuver might also lead to fewer Democratic voters being driven to turn out at the polls.
Minimum wage group vows suit if Michigan GOP lawmakers stymie ballot measure [WDIV-Local 4 News]
Michigan makes progress with recreational marijuana ballot proposal [WDIV-Local 4 News]
How Michigan can reduce its prison population [Free Press]
The race for governor
Right-to-work repeal push pits Whitmer against Schuette [Detroit News]
U.S. House panel set to hold hearing on PFAS contamination [Detroit News]
Gallery: Under a Relentless Sun, Labor Marches Proudly in Detroit [Deadline Detroit]
Rashida Tlaib Plans to Be Part of a New Era in the House [New York Times]
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