High court order allows Detroit charter plan to appear on Aug. 3 ballot

The Michigan Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a proposed revision to Detroit’s city charter to appear on the Aug. 3 ballot, overturning the decisions of lower courts on the matter. 

The decision, which remanded the case back to Wayne County Circuit Court, comes as lawyers argued whether Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s silence on the amendment meant it could not proceed to the ballot. Usually, a charter amendment proceeds to the ballot after earning approval from the governor and is rejected for the ballot if the governor vetoes it.

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