Streeters Center, Garfield Ave Traverse City, MI <– Click for map and/or directions
March 1st 1PM – 3PM
The Committee to Restore Michigan’s Part-Time Legislature Chairman; Norm Kammeraad, Chief Operating Officer; Randy Bishop, and Board Member/Adviser; Dave Agema will speak on the the effort to put this issue on Michigan’s Nov. 2014 general election state-wide ballot. Other elected representatives and candidates for public office will be on hand as well.
A little history:
In 1963, under pressure from newly elected governor George Romney, the Michigan constitution was altered to create the overly busy full time legislature we have today. Currently Only four (4) States, California, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania still have Full-Time Legislatures.
Fun fact: Texas, with a population more than two and a half times that of Michigan has a part time legislature that meets for about 5 months every other year!
Petitions WILL be available for signing at the event!