Whitmore Lake Schools voters soundly rejected a $12.3 million bond issue Tuesday. Superintendent Kim Hart says the un-official tally wasn't close: 690 "no" votes to 310 "yes" votes.
She says the main complaint the district heard from voters was that their taxes were already too high, particularly in Northville Township and Washtenaw County.
Hart says some tough decisions will have to be made going forward, because at this point any money needed for things the district needs to repair, remodel or replace will come directly out of the classroom.
Two Democratic Ann Arbor City Council members face primary election challenges on August 6th. In the 3rd Ward, Incumbent Stephen Kunselman is being challenged by Julie Grand. In the 4th Ward, John Eaton seeks to unseat Marcia Higgins, and advance to the November General Election. The candidates met Wednesday night in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area. WEMU's Bob Eccles was there and has this report.
A light ballot in Washtenaw County on Tuesday day means relatively quick results. The results, keep in mind, are unofficial until certified by the Board of Canvassers.
Voters in Dexter Village have opted to continue moving forward with the process of becoming a city. The measure passed on a vote of 460-to-408. The next step will be the election of a nine-member charter commission. Once a draft charter is adopted and passed by the state, incorporation into city-hood will go before a vote of the people.
Six state-wide ballot proposals were rejected by voters on Tuesday. State Representative Jeff Irwin thinks the large number of proposals hurt the chances for any of them. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
With Saline Mayor Gretchen Driskell challenging State Representative Mark Ouimet for his 52nd district seat, the city will have a new mayor after Tuesday's election. WEMU's Bob Eccles has a preview of the Saline mayoral race.
A crowd of about 30 people attended last night's public forum on the proposed consolidation of the Willow Run and Ypsilanti school districts. WEMU's Bob Eccles reports on the last of these meetings before voters decide the issue November 6th.
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.
The Superintendents of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District and the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts fielded questions at a community forum last night regarding the proposed Ypsi/Willow Run consolidation. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.
A voting rights coalition has asked a Federal judge to issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting the use of check-off boxes that ask voters to confirm their U.S. citizenship on November ballots. WEMU's Bob Eccles has that, and a look at what you can expect to find - or not find - on your local baloot.