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November Ballot Proposals Reviewed

With all the discussion about the numerous candidates in the election, a couple of state ballot issues have been somewhat overlooked. Proposition One would revise the formula for how money from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and the State Park Endowment Fund can be spent. Those formulas are set …

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Open Carry Ban at Polls Thrown Out

An order issued by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel banning open carry for firearms at polling places on Tuesday has been struck down. Yesterday, Michigan Court of Claims Chief Judge Christopher Murray issued a preliminary injunction based on a technicality, saying that Nessel had not followed proper procedure in establishing …

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Pot, Gun Smuggling into Michigan Skyrocketing

Legalization of recreational marijuana use in Michigan was supposed to cut down on illegal drug trafficking. So far, it hasn’t. At a news conference in Detroit yesterday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced that the amount of illegal pot they have seized coming into Michigan this year is 17 …

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Michigan Absentee Voting Soars

With a week remaining before election day, Michigan continues on a record-setting pace for absentee voting… “As of Friday, 3.1 million Michigan citizens had requested to vote absentee, which is three times the number of those who voted absentee in 2016.” On Monday’s Morning Coffee program on KBear 102.3, Michigan …

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Polls Show Biden Lead Steady in Michigan

With a week until voting closes, former Vice President Joe Biden’s lead over President Donald Trump in Michigan is holding steady. The latest EPIC-MRA poll shows Biden with a 48 to 39 percent advantage. The numbers were released over the weekend, in a poll that concluded October 16th. It has …

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Whitmer Notes COVID Increase

Michigan’s COVID-19 rate continues to skyrocket. Yesterday afternoon, Governor Gretchen Whitmer noted that the average daily diagnosis rate now is three times higher than it was in June, and has doubled in the last three weeks. The governor noted that the spike began after the state Supreme Court ruled that …

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Benson Encourages Hand Delivery of Early Ballots

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is encouraging absentee voters to hand-deliver ballots to their local election clerk’s offices or ballot drop boxes. While ballots can still be requested and submitted by mail, Benson said yesterday that the risk of postal delays grows greater as the election nears. Absentee ballots …

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Whitmer Signs Unemployment Extension

Extended unemployment benefits will continue in Michigan – for now. Governor Gretchen Whitmer yesterday signed the bills recently passed by the state house and senate that will keep the extended benefits in place through the end of the year. Whitmer called for the legislature to make the extension from 20 …

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New Redistricting Commission Member To Be Named

A new member of Michigan’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is expected to be named this morning. Independent commissioner Glenn Shaw resigned last weekend, citing changed personal circumstances that would not allow him to fulfill his obligation. Shaw had been named to the commission September 23rd, to replace original member James …

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