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Buck
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Posted - 04/20/2009 :  12:14:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit Buck's Homepage
Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land is proposing legislation to establish procedures for a possible Constitutional Convention, a move that prepares Michigan if next year voters call for one.




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silentTRobserver
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Posted - 04/20/2009 :  3:30:09 PM  Show Profile
OH this is SUCH a bad idea!
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Buck
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Posted - 04/22/2009 :  12:29:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Buck's Homepage
Why?


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silentTRobserver
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Posted - 04/22/2009 :  10:18:59 PM  Show Profile
Because not enough people understand the constitution or the impact of any changes. That won't be improved by the pressure groups who will come out and flat out lie about the impact changes will have on everyday life.
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Buck
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Posted - 02/05/2010 :  12:19:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Buck's Homepage
Moving Closer? Area lawmakers differ over need for constitutional convention for state.


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silentTRobserver
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Posted - 02/05/2010 :  4:55:35 PM  Show Profile
There goes Michigan.
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Buck
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Posted - 02/05/2010 :  5:01:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit Buck's Homepage
Michigan is long past gone.


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Buck
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Posted - 10/08/2010 :  11:06:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit Buck's Homepage
Constitutional convention debate slated for Tuesday evening (October 12th) in Grand Rapids.


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Shutesie
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Posted - 10/09/2010 :  03:20:13 AM  Show Profile
I went looking for any information on recent conventions. I found this link
http://west.stanford.edu/docs/ccr/Brief2009RecentConventions.pdf
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Buck
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Posted - 10/11/2010 :  5:15:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Buck's Homepage
Thank you for posting that. It was very helpful.


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Shutesie
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Posted - 10/12/2010 :  10:38:12 AM  Show Profile
No problem.

I can't decide if it's a good idea or not yet. Concerns are special interests and I don't think that the biggest concerns namely the economy can be fixed by rewriting the constitution. I think that the state relied for too long on the auto industry and we are just in for a rough road. But I'm still thinking, I haven't made up my mind.
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silentTRobserver
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Posted - 10/12/2010 :  11:27:39 AM  Show Profile
The major problem with a Con-Con would be who the representatives are. There is a concern that it would mostly be term-limited state/senate representatives, given the likelihood of name recognition during the process to elect the con-con board members.

That could be a double-edged sword, on the one hand they'd understand the process, on the other, it would definitely politicize the process even more.

There are issues in Michigan which need to be addressed, but there is a real need to stay alert as to who becomes involved, and whose vast pockets will be spewing out money to influence the outcome.
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Buck
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Posted - 10/21/2010 :  2:47:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Buck's Homepage
Reinvent Michigan by voting yes on Proposal 1 by Tom George M.D.


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Buck
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Posted - 11/01/2010 :  7:42:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Buck's Homepage
Michigan voters to consider two statewide ballot proposals in Tuesday's (November 2nd) General Election.


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