Democratic state Rep. Steve Bieda of Warren says Monday he is introducing the proposals in the Legislature.
The lieutenant governor still would succeed a governor who leaves office in the middle of a term.
The new lieutenant governor would be nominated by the new governor under Bieda's plan. Both the House and Senate would have to approve the appointment by a majority vote.
Silly me, didn't even consider a new lieutenant, but I just assumed Cherry would pick one. I was wrong about that.
Mike Bishop gets to pick one.
Bieda says current law calls for the Senate to pick a new lieutenant governor from the same political party as the governor.
Oh, dear God, no.
My Michigan law lesson of the day is a cruel one indeed. Although for some reason I can't stop laughing...