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SPREADSHEET: Lobbyist Food And Drink Spending January Through July 2019

This is a list of how much money lobbyists and organizations reported spending on food and drink purchases for individual state officeholders from Jan. 1, 2019, through July 31, 2019. The numbers are based on disclosures filed with the Michigan Secretary of State by the lobbyists and organizations. read more

posted on 09/11/2019

PDF: Enbridge 'Key Messages' Email

This document was obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. It's an email in which a lobbyist sent "key messages" about Enbridge's Line 5 to an Oakland County commissioner who has been backing a resolution in support of the pipeline. read more

posted on 09/07/2019

SPREADSHEET: Top 200 Spenders On Lobbying January-July 2019

This spreadsheet lists the 200 groups that have reported spending the most on lobbying in Michigan over the first seven months of 2019. The numbers are based on disclosures filed with the Michigan Secretary of State. The disclosures were due on Sept. 3, 2019. read more

posted on 09/05/2019

Lawmakers' Campaign Fundraising: Nov. 27, 2018-July 20, 2019

This spreadsheet details where lawmakers' campaigns have been getting their money over the first seven months of 2019. It shows what percentage of the dollars has come from political action committees (PACs) and what percentage has come from individuals. read more

posted on 08/21/2019

PDF: Rep. Larry Inman Text Messages

This document is a series of text messages allegedly sent by or received by Rep. Larry Inman, a Republican from Williamsburg, in the weeks before he voted to repeal the state's prevailing wage. Federal authorities later indicted Inman for extortion, bribery and lying to the FBI. Inman has said he's innocent. read more

posted on 08/05/2019

SPREADSHEET: Top 150 PACs In MIchigan As Of July 20, 2019

This is a spreadsheet that lists the 150 Michigan political action committees (PACs) that raised the most money from Jan. 1, 2019, through July 20, 2019. The numbers are based on campaign finance disclosures that were due to the state on July 25, 2019. read more

posted on 08/05/2019

SPREADSHEET: State Officeholders' Campaign Finance Penalties

This spreadsheet lists the campaign finance reporting late fees that current (July 2019) state officeholders have paid over their political careers, according to state disclosures. It was compiled by the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. It does not included fee payments that were late refunded by the state. read more

posted on 07/09/2019

PDF: Missouri Financial Disclosure Form

This is the financial disclosure form that state officeholders must fill out in the state of Missouri. Missouri is one of 48 states that require officeholders to fill out some type of personal financial disclosure form. read more

posted on 06/20/2019

Oustanding Campaign Finance Reporting Fees: May 31, 2019

This spreadsheet is a list of the outstanding campaign finance reporting fees faced by candidate committees, political action committees and ballot committees in Michigan as of May 31, 2019. When committees miss disclosure deadlines, they face late filing fees levied by the state. According to the state, there's currently a total of $1.5 million in outstanding fees. read more

posted on 06/17/2019

SPREADSHEET: State Officeholders' Disclosed Fundraisers In 2018

Michigan state officeholders reported having more than 770 fundraisers in 2018 while they also served in their elected roles in state government. The total number of disclosed fundraisers is up over the totals for 2016 or 2017. This spreadsheet lists the fundraisers that were reported. read more

posted on 04/25/2019

Michigan Supreme Court Races: Bar Graph

This PDF is a graphical representation of money in Michigan Supreme Court races from 1984 through 2018. These numbers were compiled by the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. read more

posted on 04/12/2019

2000-2018 Michigan Supreme Court Races: Numbers

This PDF summarizes campaign finance data from Michigan Supreme Court races from 2000 to 2018. The Michigan Campaign Finance Network has been tracking candidate fundraising numbers, reported independent spending and undisclosed TV advertisements. read more

posted on 04/12/2019

2018 Michigan Supreme Court Race By The Numbers

This PDF is a breakdown of the money the Michigan Campaign Finance Network has tracked in the 2018 Michigan Supreme Court race. There were two seats on the state's high court up for election in 2018. read more

posted on 04/11/2019

1998 Disclosures On The Detroit Casinos

These documents from 1998 were obtained by the Michigan Campaign Finance Network through a written request to the Michigan Gaming Control Board. They are disclosures about the three Detroit casinos. Among other things, the disclosures list individuals who at the time were government officials or were connected to government officials while having financial interests in or financial relationships with the casinos. read more

posted on 04/02/2019

Spreadsheet: 2018 Michigan Senate Races By The Numbers

A spreadsheet featuring summary numbers from Michigan's 2018 races for the Michigan state Senate. The numbers include candidate fundraising, independent expenditure totals and spending on TV ads that fell outside disclosure requirements. read more

posted on 03/21/2019

Spreadsheet: Top 200 Spenders On Lobbying In 2018

This document lists the top 200 groups and firms that reported spending the most on lobbying Michigan state government during 2018. The numbers are based on filings with the Michigan secretary of state. Overall, lobbyists reported spending $40.3 million in 2018. read more

posted on 02/27/2019

Spreadsheet: U.S. House Candidates' Fundraising

This spreadsheet lists the fundraising totals for the general election candidates who ran for the U.S. House in Michigan in 2018. It also summarizes how much money came from political action committees and how much came from the candidates themselves. read more

posted on 01/22/2019

PDF: U.S. House Fundraising Numbers Through June 30, 2018

This PDF summarizes the fundraising disclosures from U.S. House candidates in Michigan through June 30, 2018. The PDF also includes information on the top donors to each of the candidates. The information comes from filings with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). To search the disclosures, go to www.fec.gov. read more

posted on 07/17/2018

Radio Ad From Citizens For Energizing Michigan's Economy

This is a radio ad that's been airing in the Lansing area about state Rep. Brett Roberts and his support for a "Michigan first energy law." The group behind the ad, Citizens for Energizing Michigan's Economy, doesn't have to disclose where its funding comes from. read more

posted on 05/10/2018

NRA Postcard

The attached PDF is an example of a postcard sent out by the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund. read more

posted on 10/23/2017

The Top 200 Lobbyists Jan.-July 2017

This is a PDF listing the 200 lobbyists who reported spending the most trying to influence Michigan officeholders over the first seven months of 2017, from Jan. 1 through July 31. The numbers are based on filings with the Michigan Secretary of State. read more

posted on 09/11/2017

Giving By Quicken Loans-Tied Donors To House Members In 2017

This PDF displays the contributions of five Quicken Loans-tied donors to House members in 2017. The contributions happened between Jan. 1, 2017 and July 20, 2017. The House approved a tax incentive package supported by Quicken Loans Chairman Dan Gilbert in May 2017. The document is based on campaign finance disclosures. read more

posted on 09/11/2017

Senate Bill 335 S-3

This is the version of Senate Bill 335, the Super PAC bill, that the Senate advanced from second to third reading on Sept. 6, 2017. The highlighted sections are changed from the version the Senate Elections Committee voted on earlier this year. read more

posted on 09/06/2017

Altobelli Letter

This is a letter from Dean Altobelli to Gov. Rick Snyder covering his concern for judges' campaigns taking contributions from parties involved in cases before the judges. read more

posted on 08/31/2017

MHSA Contributions

The expenditures of the Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates PAC for the first months of 2017. read more

posted on 07/18/2017

GCSI Contributions

The expenditures of the Governmental Consultant Services Inc. PAC for the beginning of 2017. read more

posted on 07/18/2017

Fee Payments By Current Lawmakers

This is a spreadsheet of fee payments by current Michigan lawmakers as of June 1, 2017. It includes the web addresses of documents showing the individual fee payments. read more

posted on 06/07/2017

Michigan Campaign Finance Network's Analysis Of Senate Bill 335

The following document was written by Craig Mauger, executive director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, about Senate Bill 335, which was introduced on April 27. It would allow Michigan candidates to solicit unlimited contributions to Super PACs that support the candidates and are supposed to be independent. Also, it would allow Super PACs to share common vendors with the candidate committees. read more

posted on 05/04/2017

Top 150 PACs for 2017-2018 As Of April 20, 2017

This list shows the political committees that reported raising the most money from Jan. 1, 2017, through April 20, 2017, the first full reporting period for them in the 2018 election cycle. The numbers are based on filings as of Thursday, April 27. read more

posted on 05/01/2017

Giving By Seven Business Groups In Michigan

This spreadsheet shows the campaign spending in support of current lawmakers by seven business groups that oppose changing Michigan's current law that prevents schools from starting before Labor Day. read more

posted on 04/24/2017

Giving By Three School Groups

This spreadsheet shows the giving to current lawmakers by political action committees (PACs) connected to three school groups that support changing Michigan's current ban on school starting before Labor Day. read more

posted on 04/24/2017

The Top 200 Lobbyists Of 2016

Lobbyists reported spending more in 2016 in Michigan than any year before. This is a list of the top 200 lobbyists, ranked by spending, in the state for 2016. read more

posted on 03/02/2017

Congressional Fundraising For October 2016

This file shows summary fundraising totals for Michigan congressional candidates as of Sept. 30, 2016. The campaign finance reports were due to the federal government on Oct. 15, 2016 read more

posted on 10/17/2016

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