On Tuesday voters defeated Prop. 1, a $2.1 billion gas and sales tax hike aimed at building roads and bridges, by a 60-point margin. The 80-20 vote came in spite of the fact that the hike’s supporters spent more than $9 million to pass the measure, compared with several hundred thousand dollars from supporters.
The U.S. Supreme Court could invalidate the use of racial discrimination or preferences in public college and university admissions after it hears a case Tuesday.
The federal government is investigating a Michigan labor group and company for forcing three employees into the union on the eve of the state’s implementation of right-to-work laws.