Senate approves bill that might stop pro-pot ballot proposal

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Lansing, Mich.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Senate has passed legislation to ensure that signatures collected for a ballot question are valid only if collected within 180 days.

Current law allows groups to challenge the cap, including a group in favor of legalizing marijuana. Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, a Republican, says the bill makes everybody play by the same rules.

But Sen. Coleman Young II of Detroit says the legislation might quash an effort to put a marijuana proposal on the November ballot. Young and other Democrats voted against the bill. He accuses Republicans of pushing the legislation to kill the marijuana drive.

The Senate approved the bill Thursday along party lines, 26-10. It now goes to the House.

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2 comments

  • Francis

    All this does is delay the inevitable for another year while wasting taxpayer’s money. I thought the GOP was big on stewardship. I guess it only applies to your own wallet, and not the wallet of those who ELECT YOU. I sure hope all you idiot Republicans voting along party lines are watching this presidential election process…watching the Republican voters abandon your sorry establishment asses, and understanding that you are next.

    THE PEOPLE are in charge of this country, and we will no longer sit by and let THE PARTY ignore our will. Our votes will cast you out like demons from pigs, and our voice will be heard again.