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This Nov. 6, Michigan voters will have to comb through an unprecedented number of proposals on the 2012 ballot — 18 for Detroit voters. The following explanation of proposals are intended to help voters when at the polls: - Six (6) STATE proposals 12-1 through 12-6 12-1: Referendum on Public Act 4 - the emergency manager law authorizes a governor appointee to assume all power of a local governing official o ...

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Some driver responsibility fees eliminated

LANSING — Driver responsibility fees for lesser driving offenses were eliminated, effective Oct. 1. “These fees have been a costly burden on Michigan residents and I’m pleased to see some of them go,” said Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. “Citizens already have to pay court fines and usually see higher insurance rates for violations. These extra fees have made things tougher for many families.” Public Act 2 ...

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Valued development

By Shea Howell Special to the Michigan Citizen Almost every day Detroiters are confronted with some new effort to redevelop land. Most of these efforts are met with widespread suspicion, usually founded on bitter experiences of previous “development efforts.” Time and again we have seen a few people get rich while leaving the rest of us to deal with the pieces of shattered promises. All too frequently, thes ...

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EAA gets mixed reviews

By Marcus Wright Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Education Achievement Authority (EAA) administrators say the new district is doing fine. Parents and public education advocates say otherwise. In the last month, photos emerged of students, congregated in the auditorium at Mumford High Schoo,l because they didn’t have an assigned teacher for their classes. EAA Chief of Staff Tyrone Winfrey character ...

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