Michigan Report for Monday, May 23, 2016

Clerks Raise Alarm On Misstep With Straight Ticket Repeal

A newly discovered oversight in the law ending the option for voters to select a party's slate of candidates with a single mark on their ballot has prompted clerks to warn of the potential for rampant voter disenfranchisement without changes.

The Michigan Election Law requires that a vignette for each party appear on the ballot.


Clinton Tells Workers Trump Will Hurt Economy

Beyond appealing to the nation's worst instincts, expected Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's economic plans would increase the national debt and cut workers' wages, the likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told attendees at the Service Employees International Union national convention meeting at Cobo Center.


Nofs Offering New Energy Subs This Week

Sen. Mike Nofs, the Senate Energy and Technology Committee chair, said Monday he planned to distribute new energy bill substitutes to committee members before the end of the day and is hoping when the committee meets on Wednesday it can move closer toward sending the bills to the Senate floor.

Also In Gongwer

  • Circuit Judge Provides Stay For Cotter Testimony
  • Budget Target Agreement Expected Tuesday
  • Committee To Meet On Cotter State Worker Proposal
  • Paid Sick Leave Campaign Folds For 2016
  • Canvasser Reports: Challenger To Melissa Gilbert Shouldn't Be On Ballot
  • Spokesperson: Meekhof Not Backing Away From DEC In DPS Legislation
  • Schuette Says Five Pleaded Guilty In Casino Cheating Conspiracy
  • Campaign Notes: Brunner Endorses Elder In 96th House District
  • Capital Notebook
  • Supplemental Notice Of Legislative Committees

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