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Michigan could raise minimum wage, but ban affirmative action in 2006
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http://www.theoaklandpress.com/stories/071905/loc_20050...

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It asked respondents about seven ballot questions: a proposal on restoring the state's ban on hunting mourning doves; increasing Michigan's minimum wage to $7.15 from the current $5.15; guaranteeing annual funding increases for the state's K-12 schools, community colleges and universities; legalizing marijuana for medical uses; another for legalizing marijuana for any use; prohibiting the use of affirmative action for college admissions and public employment; and expanding the bottle deposit law to include juice and water containers.

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On what's likely to be the most controversial issue, respondents approved banning affirmative action policies 53 percent to 31 percent.

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Sam Washington, executive director of Michigan United Conservation Clubs, a group pushing the bottle deposit initiative, said petitioning to force a ballot proposal has yet to get under way. He said the 74 percent support indicates people care about litter on highways and recyclables ending up in landfills.

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House Democrats used the 74 percent support for raising the minimum wage to renew calls to take up bills to raise the wage over two years and tie future increases to inflation.
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