June 12, 2014 •
Amendment for Part-time Michigan Legislature Fails to Make the November Ballot
Earlier this year, the Committee to Restore Michigan’s Part-time Legislature circulated a statewide petition to amend the Michigan Constitution. The proposed amendment aimed to institute a part-time state Legislature and limit legislative sessions to 60 days, lawmaker salaries to $35,000, and total legislative staffers to 250.
The committee announced on June 12, 2014, it is suspending its campaign due to failure to collect enough signatures by the June deadline. The committee needed at least 322,609 signatures in order to get the amendment on the ballot in November.
Although the campaign is suspended for the 2014 election, the committee plans to resurrect the effort in 2016.
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