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  • published Is Michigan looking to Nebraska for reform? in Blog 2015-09-18 12:00:07 -0400
  • Updates from the Movement

    martinhowrylak.jpgMichigan State Representative Martin Howrylak is frustrated. He keeps having to go back to his constituents to explain why the legislature can’t pass commonsense legislation: politics keeps getting in the way.

    But now, he’s doing something about it. He’s proposing legislation which would not only combine both the House and Senate into one body of 110 members, but it would also enact nonpartisan elections for state offices in Michigan; a system similar to Nebraska’s nonpartisan, unicameral legislature.

    And, he’s getting more support than he anticipated.

  • published State Legislators Dislike Gridlock Too in Blog 2015-08-19 12:02:59 -0400
  • The Latest From The Movement

    NSCL_booth.jpgWe knew attending the National Conference of State Legislators was the right decision the moment Washington State Senator Joe Fain announced his support for Top Two to a room full of legislators. He encouraged them all to learn more about the issue from us, he did it completely unsolicited, and he did it simply because he saw us in the room with our promotional materials. As he spoke, I looked at my watch: we were only three hours into the first day and we had already made a huge impact. And, it only got better.