MSC orders three initiatives on ballot, kllls one

The Michigan Supreme Court ended a season of electoral silliness by ordering the State Board of Canvassers to put three of the challenged initiatives on the ballot and killing a fourth one.

The court unanimously OKd the following initiatives, finding that they wouldn’t negate, nullify or abrogate other constitutional provisions:

  • Protect Our Jobs, which would amend the state constitution to guarantee collective bargaining rights for public employees;
  • The People Should Decide, which would require a popular vote for any new international bridge, and;
  • Michigan Alliance for Prosperity, which would require a 2/3 vote to raise taxes.

The one initiative for which the Court wouldn’t grant the order of mandamus was Citizens for More Michigan Jobs, which would allow for eight new casinos in Michigan. The court found that the proposal would have nullified the Liquor Control Commission’s control over liquor licenses granted to it in the Michigan Constitution. The court split 4-3 on this initiative in the usual manner.

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