Examination of Michigan constitutional issues.

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Over CRC’s 100 year history, it has made an outsized impact for such a small organization.  This is the second in a series of blog posts highlighting CRC’s top projects and reports since its inception in 1916. The drafters of Michigan’s state cons...

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Date: Febraury 6, 2018 Speaker: Jordon Newton Venue: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board Topic: Redrawing the Map: Redistricting Issues in Michigan

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Editor’s note: A shorter version of this appeared in the Detroit Free Press on February 11, 2018. In a nutshell: Michigan’s governance model for its flagship universities and all universities is fairly unique The current model of electing boar...

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In a nutshell A citizen-led constitutional amendment to change Michigan’s redistricting process is aiming to get on the November 2018 ballot. The proposal has been challenged in court on the same grounds that prevented the 2008 Reform Michigan Governmen...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Livonia, Mich. – May 8, 2018 – Wayne State University political scientists Drs. Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson and Lyke Thompson, have been studying the effects of term limits in Michigan since they were adopted via ballot initiat...

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Report 401 | May 2018 In a Nutshell Legislative term limits in Michigan have failed to achieve their proponents’ stated goals: Ridding government of career politicians, increasing diversity among elected officials, and making elections more competitive....

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A version of this post appeared in the May 8, 2018 Bridge Magazine In a Nutshell Legislative term limits in Michigan have failed to achieve their proponents’ stated goals: Ridding government of career politicians, increasing diversity among elected offi...

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