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Benson seeks legal opinion on lame-duck petition drive rules

Jan 17, 2019 - The Detroit News
Board and Executive Moves

Delta Township - New Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said Wednesday she will seek a legal opinion on the constitutionality of a recent Republican law that will make it tougher to complete petition drives to initiate legislation or ballot proposals.

Benson will ask Attorney General Dana Nessel, a fellow Democrat who also took office Jan. 1, to weigh in on the controversial measure the GOP-led Legislature approved late last year during the lame-duck session.

The secretary of state sa...