Friday, September 08, 2006

Elections board: State spending measure is short on signatures

The good news just keeps comin' today...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan elections board on Friday voted against putting a measure on the November ballot that would limit state government spending, agreeing that backers did not collect enough valid signatures.

The bipartisan Board of State Canvassers' 4-0 vote came after state elections officials said the Michigan Stop Overspending Committee fell short of the 317,757 valid signatures needed for the proposed constitutional amendment to go before voters.

Stop Overspending spokesman Scott Tillman said the group would file an appeal with the state Supreme Court later Friday.

You do that. And then hit the road, Jack.