No citizen initiatives for the Michigan 2010 ballot
LANSING, Michigan: Both petition drive deadlines for initiated constitutional amendment and initiated state statute have passed in the state of Michigan. Like May 26 state statute deadline, no constitutional amendments were filed on July 5. According to state documents, an estimated total of five initiatives were proposed for the November 2, 2010 general election ballot. Two - a measure to authorize seven new casinos and a measure to exempt residents of Michigan from national health care mandates - were pending for the July 5th deadline, however, state officials reported that both did not meet the minimum requirement. A third proposed measure to authorize casinos at the state's horse racing tracks announced a week earlier that they fell short of the requirement. Proposed initiated constitutional amendments required a minimum of 382,129 valid signatures to qualify for the statewide ballot.