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Resources and information of interest or usefulness to Metro Detroit residents, including links to government offices, voting information, political issues and state/local laws.
  1. City of Detroit Politics (18)
  2. Presidential Election (5)
  3. Voting Information (10)

Profile of Detroit Mayoral Candidate Benny Napoleon
Detroit Mayoral Candidate Benny Napoleon - Information and Profile of Detroit Mayoral Candidate Benny Napoleon

Profile of Detroit Mayoral Candidate Mike Duggan

2013 Michigan Election Guide
2013 Michigan Election Guide - Metro-Detroit August Primary and 2013 Michigan Election Guide, including information about voter registration, city and township proposals, and candidates.

Personalized or Vanity License Plates in Michigan - How to Get Personalized...
Personalized or Vanity License Plates in Michigan - How to Get Personalized or Vanity License Plates in Michigan

Information About Michigan's Sex Offender Registry
Michigan Sex Offender Registry - Information About Michigan's Sex Offender Registry, including what sexual conduct crimes require registration and what information is given to the public.

Information About the Swine Flu Vaccine in Detroit
Swine Flu Vaccine in Detroit - Information About the Swine Flu Vaccine in Detroit Michigan, including city and county health department websites, locations where vaccine is available for free in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw Counties, people in high-risk groups and benefits and risks of the H1N1 vaccine.

What Fireworks are Legal in Michigan
Legal Michigan Fireworks - What Fireworks are Legal in Michigan? What fireworks are illegal without a permit and will subject you to a misdemeanor?

Michigan Central Depot - What should we do with Detroit's Michigan Ce…
Michigan Central Depot - What should we do with Detroit's Michigan Central Depot? What are our alternatives regarding Detroit's abandoned train station and historic landmark?

Editorial: Should We Demolish Detroit's Michigan Central Depot?
Michigan Central Depot - Editorial: Should We Demolish Detroit's Michigan Central Depot? Whether you raze it or partially tear down the historic building, is it time to say goodbye to Detroit's abandoned train station?

Information About Michigan's Medical Marihuana (or Marijuana) Program
Michigan's Medical Marihuana (or Marijuana) Act - Information About Michigan's Medical Marihuana (or Marijuana) Act, including information about the program's effective date, registry application and limitations on use.

Information About a Special Election for Detroit Mayor
Special Election for Detroit Mayor - Information About a Special Election for Detroit Mayor If Kwame Kilpatrick Leaves Office

List of Detroit Mayoral Candidates for the Special Primary in…
With the resignation of Kwame Kilpatrick, the City of Detroit begins a series of elections. On February 24th, a special primary will be held. The primary will narrow the field of candidates to succeed Kilpatrick for the rest of his term. The special election itself will be held on May 5th. The regularly scheduled general election takes place in November.

Several people want to be mayor, b…

Information About Michigan Proposal 2: Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Michigan Proposal 2: Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Information about Michigan Proposal 2: Embryonic Stem Cell Research, including arguments for and against

Information About Proposal 1: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Use
Michigan Proposal 1: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Use - Information about Michigan Proposal 1: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Use, arguments for and against

Help for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure in Michigan
Help for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure in Michigan, including proposals and legislation

How to Vote in Michigan
How to register to vote in Michigan, including information about eligibility, polling places, equipment, absentee ballots and the Presidential Preference Primary.

Profile of Michigan's Service Tax
In response to a budget crisis, Michigan's legislature extended the Use Tax Act to services. Like Michigan's sale tax, services will be taxed at 6%. The profile includes a summary, history and list of approaches taken by other states.

Information Regarding Michigan Foreclosures
Information about Michigan Foreclosures, including statistics, effects on Michigan economy, foreclosure by advertisement process, Michigan/Federal remedies and mortgage counseling.

Timeline of a Foreclosure by Advertisement in Michigan
Timeline of Foreclosure by Advertisement in Michigan, including notice of default, foreclosure sale and redemption information.

Official State of Michigan Government Website
All about Michigan, all the time. The State of Michigan website includes information about education, travel, business, taxes and general information.

Michigan U.S. Senator: Carl Levin
Michigan's U.S. Senator since 1978, Levin is a Democrat.

Information About Michigan Marijuana
Michigan Marijuana use in Michigan has undergone some changes in recent years. In 2008, the medical-use of Marijuana (or Marihuana as it is spelled pursuant to the act) was decriminalized, but several communities within Michigan are still struggling with managing cultivation and dispensing issues. All of this hasn't stopped the push in several communities to go a step further and decriminalize m…

Information About the Detroit Proposal to Legalize Marijuana
Detroit Proposal to Legalize Marijuana – Information About the Detroit Proposal to Legalize Marijuana for recreational use by amending the city code to decriminalize pot possession. Matthew Abel, Tim Beck and David Farbman of the Coalition for a Safe Detroit argue that the ballot initiative would conserve police resources and make Detroit more progressive like Ann Arbor or Denver. Its passage would largely be a symbolic gesture if city officials choose to enforce state law.

Michigan Proposal 10-1: Constitutional Convention
Michigan Proposal 10-1: Constitutional Convention - Information About Michigan Proposal 10-1 to Convene a Constitutional Convention where elected delegates will revise the State Constition.

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