Part-Time Legislature Proposals in Michigan
Three separate ballot initiative proposals currently collecting signatures in Michigan seek to drastically alter the way the state legislature operates. Two would make the state legislature a part-time body and one calls for proportional representation in Senate.
Michigan is one of only 11 states with a full time legislature, and, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, ranks with California, New York, and Pennsylvania for the most active state legislatures in terms of on-the-job time, salary, and staff.
To read more about the proposals in Michigan, check out this post from the National Conference of State Legislatures' blog, The Thicket.