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Jack Dempsey

About: Jack Dempsey

Jack Dempsey is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Plymouth, retired lawyer, and former president of the Michigan Historical Commission. He has authorship in six books about Michigan’s heritage and can be reached at [email protected]  

By on February 21st, 2020

A recent column provocatively headlined “Cancel Keweenaw, Outlaw Ontonagon” called for Lansing to force consolidation of local governments. Enhancing government efficiency is always a worthy subject. I doubt, though, there’s too much democracy in Michigan. What the good people of these Upper Peninsula locales need is for Lansing to afford them a true partnership with better tools to succeed, not more central command and control....

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