What’s in Michigan’s abortion amendment? The 3 proposals on your ballot, explained
In a post-Roe v. Wade America, abortion rights are now up to individual states. But the right to an abortion is not the only major initiative Michiganders will decide at the ballot box this fall. Despite being a ballot proposal, it was lawmakers themselves – not regular citizens – who gave Prop 1 its final push. Bipartisan majorities in both chambers voted in favor after working with its supporters group, and the Board of State Canvassers approved it three weeks ago. Voting Prop 3 into the constitution, however, would supersede a future ban.mlive.com
Term limit proposal opponent group broke campaign finance law, complaint says
The League of Women Voters has filed a Michigan campaign finance complaint against an opposition group for Proposal 1, saying the group should have gone through the legal process to file as an official opponent. Term Limits broke the law because it is not registered as a ballot question committee despite advocating against the proposal, nor does the group include a “paid for by” disclosure on its materials. Term Limits maintains a website criticizing Prop 1 that includes videos, articles, podcast episodes and a mailing list signup. But Scott Tillman, national field director for the Washington-based group that advocates for term limits in Congress and state legislatures, says U.S. Term Limits has qualified and needs to file that they will,” he said.mlive.com
Proposition 1 could change how Michigan buys land, renovates parks in Nov. election
In addition to the races for office in the November election, Michigan voters should prepare to vote on a few proposals that would change the state’s constitution. Proposition 1, also known as Prop 1, will change the way Michigan buys new land and renovates state parks. Specifically, the proposition impacts how much money Michigan can hold in the trust the funds state parks, and where that money ultimately goes. The proposition on the 2020 General Election ballot has been a long time coming -- the last major change to how Michigan funds state parks occurred in the mid 1990s. It is also supported by business groups like the Michigan Oil and Gas Association and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.