© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Public Media from Michigan State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Granholm might participate in con/con

3315448-938025628.jpg

By Rick Pluta, Michigan Public Radio Network

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wkar/local-wkar-905607.mp3

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI –

Governor Granholm is telling people at a business and politics conference on Mackinac Island that she thinks it would be a good idea to re-write the state constitution.

AUDIO:
Voters will be asked on the November ballot to decide whether to call a convention that would re-write the 46-year-old state constitution. Governor Granholm says she's a "yes" vote because state government is based on a manufacturing-based economic model that no longer exists in Michigan.

"We've got an old structure," she says. "We've got an old tax structure. We have an old governmental structure, and I think we have got to modernize it all and constitutional convention would give us the ability to do that."

The governor says she would also be interested in serving as a convention delegate or an officer if voters say "yes" to drafting a new state constitution.

Opponents of a convention say it would open the door to special interests playing too large a role in re-writing the Michigan Constitution.

News from WKAR will never be behind a paywall. Ever. We need your help to keep our coverage free for everyone. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. You can support our journalism for as little as $5. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.