Whitmer proposes funds to ban guns from the Michigan Capitol
Gretchen Whitmer's proposed $67 billion state budget proposes a $5 million allocation for improving Capitol security. The Michigan Capitol Commission, which is responsible for making decisions concerning the upkeep of the Capitol building and grounds banned open carry firearms on Jan. 11 after months of reluctance to take on that responsibility. Armed protesters entered the state Capitol in April demanding to be allowed into legislative chambers in opposition to Whitmer's COVID-19 restrictions. “It’s important for people to feel safe inside the Michigan Capitol building, especially the thousands of elementary students who visit each year," Leddy said. "The Republican-led Legislature and the Michigan Capitol Commission said that a lack of funds has prevented them from taking action to ban weapons, which is why Governor Whitmer included this funding in her budget.
2020 election results: Michigan Proposal 2 outcome mapped by county
Here is a map showing Nov. 3, 2020 General Election results per county for Michigan’s Proposal 2. Read about the proposal here: Proposition 2 to bar warrantless searches, seizures of electronic data if passedMap: Tracking Michigan 2020 presidential election results by countyMap: Michigan State House mapped by districtMore: Michigan Proposal 1 outcome mapped by county
How Michigan voted on Proposal 1
Proposal 1 is the park revenue ballot initiative on the Nov. 3 ballot. Michigan's election numbers will feed into this infographic when they are available. The Michigan Secretary of State's office has said that a complete count from Michigan might not be available until Friday. You'll find other Monroe County, Michigan and national election news at this link.monroenews.com
Proposal N would save 8,000 Detroit homes, demolish 8,000 others if passed in Nov. election
Proposal N -- on the Nov. General Election ballot for Detroit voters -- aims to eradicate blight and dilapidation across the city. Proposal N would allow the city of Detroit to sell $250 million in “Neighborhood Improvement Bonds” that will be used to save 8,000 vacant homes and demolish 8,000 others that can’t be saved. Those behind Proposal N are hoping to make real headway without hurting Detroiters. The fight against Prop N isn’t about money, but rather how the city has previously spent money. Election Day for the U.S. presidential election is on Nov. 3.
Proposition 2 to bar warrantless searches, seizures of electronic data if passed in Michigan 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 2, also known as Prop 2, would prohibit unreasonable searches or seizures of electronic data and communication by law enforcement. For years police have used technology, such as Stingray or Hailstorm, to collect broad data from cell phones. The measure has also been backed by the Michigan State Police, but some are concerned that the proposal could impede the work of law enforcement. If the proposal is passed this election, it would...Election Day for the U.S. presidential election is on November 3.