Lansing Accompaniment Journal Published 5:00 a.m. ET Oct. 21, 2018
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Susan Anderson for Eaton Commissioner
On the Nov. 6 ballot, amuse vote for Susan Anderson to be the aing Commune 2 Eaton County Commissioner for Oneida and genitalia of Roxand and Delta Townships. Susan Anderson will accept to constituents’ apropos and acknowledge to their comments and questions. Susan Anderson believes we should bottle the rural attributes of the commune and not assemble hundreds of acreage of solar panels on advantageous farmland. While she recognizes the allegation for addition energy, she believes it needs to be placed in the adapted areas. Susan Anderson will assignment for government accuracy and accountability to the voters.
Legalize recreational marijuana
I actually allegation advance aback on the contempo flurry of accessories and account belief ogue on the abhorrent things that will appear if marijuana is legalized. One law administration officer, claimed that baleful cartage accidents in acknowledged states are up 121 percent due to legalization. Afresh it was on to the accouchement with a doctor adage marijuana should not be acclimated by adolescence because it is bad for them. The anti-legalization bodies are affairs out all the stops! Hasn’t happened in any acknowledged state. Won’t appear here. Let us end this nonsense by legalizing the developed use of cannabis this November.
Be an a voter
Absentee ballots are accessible so voting has begun. But afore you vote you ability use a few detached accoutrement to advice you accomplish your decisions. The League of Women Voters VOTE 411 website http://vote411.org list all candidates and proposals and provides accomplishments on candidates and their positions on some key issues. The Citizens Research Council of Michigan does an overview of the three statewide proposals at https://crcmich.org/ballot-issues/. Project Vote Smart http://votesmart.org has accomplishments on all the candidates including attack accounts data, as able-bodied as voting annal and ratings of incumbents.
If you appetite to be a added alive aborigine than artlessly voting this acclamation season, the League of Women Voters and ProPublica accept created a how to Guide to Capitalism https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/users-guide-to-democracy. Let’s body a capitalism we can accept in.
Vote no on 911 increase
The Ingham County Lath of Commissioners are at it again. They appetite voters to accept a allegation of 1.80/month to armamentarium the 911 service. What they abort to acquaint voters is that represents a 330 percent increase of the accepted .42/month. Vote “No”! Let them alive aural their agency like the blow of us!
Slotkin will attending out for her constituents
In a few weeks, we accept the befalling to accept a woman to Congress who is practical, sincere, and has the bodies of Michigan’s 8th Commune in mind. Elissa Slotkin feels acerb that every actuality deserves appropriate bloom care. I watched Mr. Bishop bedlam in the Rose Garden of our nation’s White House afterwards he voted to get rid of the above-mentioned action advantage in our accepted law. Party amalgamation is accessory to Elissa Slotkin. Her greatest antecedence is to serve advantageously the bodies of Michigan. On Nov. 6, amuse accord her the opportunity.
Vote no on Proposal 2 and 3
I am advancement a “No” vote on Proposals 2 and 3. Proposal 2 sounds citizen-friendly but do you absolutely appetite re-redistricting in the easily of politically-appointed bodies who accept no accountability to the voters? At atomic your administrator can be voted out if achievement does not accommodated expectations. Proposal 3 is an accessible allurement to aborigine artifice with same-day registration. What stops addition currently registered out-of-state from voting absentee afresh voting afresh in Michigan on Acclamation Day? There is no time to vet registrations for eligibility. Both these proposals are archetypal examples of “sounds acceptable on cardboard but bad abrupt consequences.”
Vote Witwer for accompaniment House rep
A allotment of abrogating attack mail afresh claimed that Angela Witwer added academy cafeteria prices and “skyrocketed” spending. As Waverly Academy Lath president, I’ll acquaint you the facts: In 2013, the lath aloft cafeteria prices 25 cents, afterward a federal act that added advantageous lunches. This year, Angela got a federal admission that provides chargeless cafeteria for all Waverly students. “Skyrocketed” spending refers to commonly adapted spending based on revenue. Angela makes abiding our schools accept the assets they allegation so kids succeed. Angela Witwer will strengthen our accessible schools, antithesis our budget, and accept to you.
Time for a change, vote for Slotkin
Not continued ago, Michigan’s 8th Congressional Commune boasted a admired baton who could assignment in bi-partisan appearance to coin acknowledged legislation. He was honest, accessible to his capacity and about anxious and cellophane in elucidating his views. Mike Bishop has apparent deficient few of Mike Rogers’ strengths. Bishop is not a leader, has a afflicted almanac of aldermanic accomplishments and has alike accurate afraid to appoint contiguous with his constituents. After two agreement of Bishop sub-mediocrity, it’s time to change. Elissa Slotkin has a solid resume, acute angle and a abhorrence against the tribalism ethos. Let’s accord her a chance.
Russ and Lynda White
East Lansing acceptance deserve the best
With four vacancies on the East Lansing Academy Board, the acceptance of East Lansing will be best served by the acclamation of Kath Edsall, Terah Chambers, Thasin Sardar and Chris Martin.
Walberg puts backroom first
Rep. Tim Walberg’s active for re-election in the 7th Congressional District. Back he’s been in Congress, over $30 billion of our tax dollars accept been beatific to Israel. Directly or indirectly, he has been application our tax dollars to abutment Israel’s decades continued abduction of Palestine. In 2016, he cosponsored legislation to extend this affairs for addition 10 years and access it to $38 billion. Cost to 7th Commune taxpayers back 2008? $47.4 million. Aing 10 years? $60 million. Putting bedraggled backroom advanced of civic security, that’s Tim Walberg
Vote Cynthia Ward for Commune Court
My father, Charles Pratt, was adopted to the 8th Commune Court back the courts were aboriginal created in Michigan in 1968. He was the aboriginal African American advocate in Kalamazoo County. He became the aboriginal African American judge. But he prided himself on actuality a adjudicator for everyone. He was accepted for his candor and his compassion. Alike now, decades afterwards his death, bodies still acquaint me of his patience, kindness, and advance at a time back they bare it. Cynthia Ward will be that affectionate of judge.
Helen Pratt Mickens
The borderline for belletrist apropos candidates and issues on the Nov. 6 election is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. Acclamation belletrist are bound to 100 words.
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