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Board of State Canvassers to consider election audit, minimum wage, abortion rights petition summaries

A ballot campaign to raise Michigan’s minimum wage to 15-dollars-an-hour faces a procedural hurdle tomorrow

The Board of State Canvassers is slated to vote on summary language for the petition.

Chantel Watkins is the treasurer for the group “Raise the Wage Michigan.”

“Prices are going up and they have been for years. They continue to rise whether people are making more money or not. What it’s going to do when people are making more money is stimulate the economy.”

Summary approval by the board is not required…But it’s a step often taken to shield against lawsuits as the petition moves toward a statewide vote.

The board is also scheduled to consider summary language for petitions to constitutionally guarantee abortion rights and create a so-called “forensic audit board" to review Michigan elections.