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Fri August 17, 2012
Michigan Court of Appeals to hear worker rights proposal
More ballot measure news today as Michigan voters face a November election that will likely include about a half a dozen ballot measures.
The Michigan Court of Appeals will hear arguments next week from supporters and opponents of a ballot measure that seeks to add collective bargaining rights for workers into the state constitution.
A group called Protect Our Jobs collected nearly 700,000 signatures to get the measure on the ballot. The group Citizens Protecting Michigan's Constitution challenged the petition, saying the ballot proposal was unconstitutionally broad.
In an order released today, the court says oral arguments in the case will be heard Wednesday in Lansing.
An appeal to the court was made after the Board of State Canvassers deadlocked 2-2 this week on the Protect Our Jobs ballot proposal.