Some Of MCFN's Best Work In 2017

Below is a list of some of the best stories and research the Michigan Campaign Finance Network produced in 2017, a year in which a record number of people visited our website, The list includes collaborative projects MCFN worked on with traditional media outlets.


Jan. 17: In Michigan, The Jump From Lawmaker To Lobbyist Is Usually A Quick One

Jan. 27: DeVos Family Has Made At Least $82 Million In Political Contributions Since 1999, According To Campaign Finance Disclosures

Feb. 2: Fund Tied To New House Insurance Chairwoman’s Husband Received $80k From An Insurance Industry Group Last Fall

Feb. 10: 2016 Michigan House Races Are The Most Expensive On Record

March 3: 2016: The Year Of The Lobbyist In Michigan

March 8: At Least 25 State Lawmakers Received More Than $1,000 In Free Meals From Lobbyists Last Year

March 31: After Big Wins In ’16, Michigan House Republicans Have Found Inconsistencies In The Reports Of Their Fundraising Operation

April 24: In Fight Over School Start Date, Business Groups Flex Muscle

May 1: Health Plans, Big Campaign Donors, Press Lawmakers For More Control Of Mental Health Services

June 19: How 40 Michigan Families Made $44 Million In Political Contributions Last Cycle

July 18: The People Who Lobby Michigan Lawmakers Also Help Fund Lawmakers' Campaigns

July 21: Groups That Don’t Disclose Their Donors Helping Fund Ballot Proposal Campaigns

Aug. 31: Lawyer Who Worked For Major Michigan Firm Says Some Judicial Campaign Donors Give As An ‘Investment’

Sept. 11: Amid Push For Tax Incentives, Quicken Loans Boosted Lobbying Efforts

Oct. 25: Lobbyists Try To Shape Michigan's Medical Marijuana Rules Before They're Made

Oct. 25: Concerns over marijuana licensing board chair's past cloud future

Nov. 14: Get Ready: Michigan’s Top PACs Are On A Record Fundraising Pace

Dec. 15: A Super PAC Tripled The Candidates’ Spending In A City Council Race. Its Preferred Candidate Won.


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