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Tag: Grand Rapids Press
By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution (as modified by Amendment 14, Section 2) provides that the whole population of the country should be enumerated every ten years subsequent to the first such enumeration. And, as a result of each census, each state's representation in Congress is reapportioned (which also applies to other proportionate-representation bodies such as state legislatures and county commissions). Article 4, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution provides for the Commission on Legislative Apportionment. P.A. 261 of 1966 is the governing authority for the statutory apportionment guidelines for county commission reapportionment. (The controlling court case for county reapportionment is 413 Mich 224 .)
In Michigan, the County Apportionment Commission consists of 5 members: The County Clerk, the County Treasurer, the County Prosecutor, and the chairs of the two county party committees that received the largest share of the vote in the most recent gubernatorial election. In the case of Kent County, the Board of Commissioners is 15 R - 4 D (because the Kent GOP was able to flip four seats in 2010) and the Apportionment Commission is 4 R - 1 D. And with the dems that badly outnumbered, you just know that they're going to get . . . creative . . . in their approach to "assisting" in the redistricting process.
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By Lex Rex, Section News
Jay Riemersma announced this morning he's giving away a signed copy of Sarah Palin's book, Going Rogue, to the 85th online donor of $10 and up.
I'd encourage right Michigan readers to support this strong conservative candidate for Congress, and get a chance at an autographed copy of Going Rogue. Just be sure to let me know if you're number 84...I've still got a few names on my Christmas list that would love this book. You can donate here.
From the Riemersma campaign via email this morning:
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It's a rare occasion when I wholeheartedly agree with a Democrat on anything, and this includes the Democrats among my siblings and extended family. But earlier this month I read a letter to the editor of the Grand Rapids Press by State Representative Roy Schmidt (D-76, Grand Rapids) to which my response was something along the lines of, "Oh, hell, yeah!"
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