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Michigan House approves 180-day petition window

The Michigan House of Representatives in Lansing
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The Michigan House of Representatives in Lansing

The future is cloudy for groups fighting to get those marijuana and anti-fracking proposals on the November ballot in Michigan.

The House last week gave final approval to Senate Bill 776, which sets a strict 180-day window for groups to collect signatures on ballot initiatives and constitutional amendment petitions. 

Michigan Radio's It's Just Politics team Zoe Clark and Rick Pluta joined us to talk about the impact this could have on future ballot drives, and what a federal appeals panel called the Michigan Legislature's "abuse of the immediate effect exception."

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