opinion: AnnArbor.com joins MLive.com for endorsements in Michigan's 6 ballot proposals
Endorsements in the six ballot issues facing Michigan voters are included both in Thursday's print edition of AnnArbor.com and our digital edition.
By the end of the meeting, we'd reached consensus on the recommendations that we'd give to voters in our collective readership in both print and online markets.
John Hiner, MLive Media Group's Statewide Content Director, wrote about our company's unprecedented announcements in a recent column:
"Six proposals face voters on the Nov. 6 general election ballot; several of them have far-reaching implications that could alter the fabric of our state, from the largest city to the smallest school district and even into your own home. The consequences of these choices are far too important to be left to sound bites, misleading ad campaigns and heated rhetoric.
"That's why MLive Media Group is stepping forward with our endorsements on each of the six ballot proposals ... We are invested deeply in these communities, and we are committed to moving Michigan forward as a whole. We reach the largest audience in the state, and we have the opportunity -- the obligation -- to serve it with deep, meaningful journalism and informed analysis and opinion."
AnnArbor.com remains committed to its primary mission of covering Ann Arbor and its surrounding communities, and we wrote many articles on local elections over recent months. But we also welcome the chance to participate in creating this statewide voice during this important election.