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Fracking , to say the least, is a controversial method of energy resource extraction. Those who implement the practice contend it's more efficient, effective, and is not an environmental hazard. There are many who disagree, particularly when it comes to environmental impact. In this week’s, “Issues of the Environment,” WEMU’s David Fair discusses fracking and the effort to put it to a vote of the people with LuAnne Kozma , the ‎campaign director at The Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan​.

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A state House committee will review a bill Wednesday which will limit the time frame to gather petition signatures to 180 days.

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The state House has approved a bill meant to clarify a controversial new law limiting what local officials can say publicly about ballot questions.

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Public safety ballot proposals fared well in Washtenaw County Tuesday. Voters said "yes" to police and fire millage renewals in York, Dexter and Superior Townships, and Northfield and Augusta Township voters approved fire services millage renewals. Freedom Township will remain part of the Manchester District Library, and Chelsea voters approved a point-three-two mil increase for operation of the library in their community. The Village of Manchester will be getting a new bridge to carry Main...

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Washtenaw County voters have an even dozen ballot proposals to decide today. Many of them are police and fire millage renewals, but Manchester Community Schools voters are also being asked to OK a bond issue and millage renewal. A couple of library-related proposals will also be decided. The Chelsea District Library is asking for a millage increase, while in Freedom Township, voters are being asked whether they should withdraw from the Manchester District Library. And Manchester Village...

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Governor Rick Snyder made a stop in Saline last night to participate in a town hall meeting where he warned the crowd to be careful voting on ballot proposals that would change the state Constitution. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Forums Set on State Ballot Proposals

Oct 8, 2012

Eastern Michigan University is hosting a series of forums on the six state-wide proposals voters will see on their November ballots. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

University of Michigan students in the Michigan Energy Club got an update on state ballot proposal number three. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Primary Election Results: Ballot Proposals

Aug 8, 2012

Overall, ballot propositions fared well in yesterdays voting in Washtenaw County.
Superior Township voters said yes to three money issues for police and fire services, and for a fund to defend the townships master plan and zoning ordinances.
Manchester voters approve a millage increase for fir protection services, and York Township voters said yes to a millage renewal for public safety services.
In Sylvan Township, voters approved by a scant seven vote margin a tax...