Detroit Evening Report, June 16, 2022: Organizers of Michigan ballot initiatives look to Legislature after missing deadline

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Organizers behind three high-profile proposed laws in Michigan skipped a deadline to potentially appear on November’s ballot. Instead they will look to get the initiatives approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature. Let MI Kids Learn provides tax breaks so public money can be used toward scholarships at private schools. Secure MI Vote would change ID requirements for voters. Michiganders for Fair Lending is proposing to cap payday loan rates. Lawmakers will look to use a provision in the Michigan Constitution to get their proposed laws passed. Some petition organizers say they are concerned after several Republican candidates recently had petitions rejected for fraudulent signatures.

­Other headlines for June 16, 2022:

  • Severe weather forces Abbott Nutrition to pause production at Sturgis baby formula factory
  • New skilled trades training facility is coming to Detroit’s west side
  • Detroit Public School Community District is getting new books that teach more expansive Black history and culture

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  • Nargis Rahman
    Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.