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Topic - Michigan Chamber Of Commerce
Michiganders on Tuesday will decide the fate of six ballot proposals, five of which could alter the state's constitution.
They have been playing defense elsewhere across the Midwest, but labor unions in Michigan have gone on the attack with a proposed first-in-the-nation amendment to the state constitution that would enshrine a right to collective bargaining for public -- and private-sector workers -- and invalidate any past or future laws to the contrary.
In a year of political pushback and unusually sharp partisan fights across the Midwest, union anger at Republicans and general voter frustration may turn Michigan into a case study in ballot-box confusion this November.
Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. has either restored fundamental freedom or aided the destruction of American democracy, depending on how you see the Supreme Court's campaign-finance ruling Thursday.