Michigan Report for Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Will Ruling In Ohio Case Affect Straight Ticket Decision?

The state is hoping a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding a change to Ohio elections law ending an overlapping period when voters there could both register and cast a ballot portends victory in its efforts to eliminate the ability for voters to choose a political party's slate of candidates through a single mark on the ballot in Michigan.

The three-judge panel in the Ohio case upheld the Ohio law on a 2-1 vote with two judges appointed by Republican presidents voting to uphold ending the overlapping period known as "Golden Week" and one judge appointed by a Democratic president voting to overturn the law.


Study Inconclusive On Link Between Flint River Water, Rashes

Flint residents frustrated by rashes they experienced following the switch of the city's water source to the Flint River in 2014 probably didn't see that frustration eased by the findings of a major study into the situation released Tuesday.


Snyder, Schuette Tangle Again On Health Data In Flint Water Crisis

Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette are at odds again when it comes to Mr. Schuette's investigation into the Flint water crisis.

Also In Gongwer

  • Lawsuit On Transgender ID Dismissed
  • Energy Policy Discussions Ramp Up Again Ahead Of Meeting
  • Survey: Local Leaders Say Fiscal Health Is Getting Worrisome
  • Defense Attorneys Hit Back On MSP Alcohol Testing Misstep
  • McMillin Seen As Frontrunner For Board Of Ed Nomination
  • Audit Says State Could Improve Campsite Reservation System
  • Potential Flint Pipe Replacement Contractor On Hold
  • Steudle Named To Committee On Interstate Future
  • Campaign Notes
  • Capital Notebook

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