The group that oversees what goes on our ballots approved language for three more potential ballot proposals for next year. There’s no guarantee that any or all of these will get enough signatures to be certified for the ballot, of course.
Some could also be headed off by potential legislative action. But when you consider that these come in addition to possibly as many as three marijuana proposals, and who knows what else in the works, we could be looking at a potential ballot the size of a bed sheet.
An election which, as Michigan Radio’s Zoe Clark likes to say, would be a real “ballotpalooza.” Over the years I’ve had the chance to chat with a number of delegates to Michigan’s last constitutional convention, which convened 54 years ago.
Sadly, most are now dead. But one thing on which they agreed was that nobody foresaw how often the ballot would be clogged up with various proposals. They thought there might be one or two every few years on matters of intense citizen concern.