oakland county commission http://michiganradio.org en Michigan Court of Appeals strikes down GOP reapportionment of Oakland County commission http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-court-appeals-strikes-down-gop-reapportionment-oakland-county-commission <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">LANSING, Mich. (AP) &mdash; The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld part of a lower court&#39;s ruling involving redistricting in Oakland County.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">The court ruled Wednesday that the law passed last year by the GOP-controlled Legislature was a local act affecting only one government and needed to pass with two-thirds majorities in the House and Senate to meet state constitutional requirements.</span></p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 23:45:49 +0000 The Associated Press 6548 at http://michiganradio.org Oakland County Democrats sue Governor over re-districting rules http://michiganradio.org/post/oakland-county-democrats-sue-governor-over-re-districting-rules <p>Democrats in Oakland County are <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120104/METRO02/201040446/1409/rss36">suing Governor Snyder over a new law</a> that gives county commissioners the power to draw their own districts.</p><p>Historically, a group of five county officials created the map. During the most recent process, Democrats dominated the group for the first time in recent history.</p><p>The new law would let the Republican-dominated County Commission re-do the process. Infuriated Democrats say the change, which applies only to Oakland County, is an unprecedented power grab.</p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 22:16:28 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 5644 at http://michiganradio.org Senate OKs bill allowing Oakland Co. GOP to redraw commission lines http://michiganradio.org/post/senate-oks-bill-allowing-oakland-co-gop-redraw-commission-lines <p>Democrats in the Legislature are calling on Republican Governor Rick Snyder to veto a bill that would change the Oakland County Commission&rsquo;s district lines. The measure would reduce the number of commissioners. And it would take the job of reapportionment out of the hands of a bipartisan reapportionment board that&rsquo;s currently led by Democrats. Instead, the county commission &ndash; which Republicans control -- would re-draw its own district lines.</p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 02:27:11 +0000 Rick Pluta 5404 at http://michiganradio.org