Posts tagged 2015 News

MCFN seeks executive director

The Board of Directors of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network (MCFN) is seeking an individual for the position of Executive Director. The Network is a Lansing, Michigan based non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to achieving campaign finance reform in Michigan. Additional information... read more

posted on 11/09/2015

Legislators have raised $2.1M in eight months

LANSING - Michigan legislators have raised more than $2.1 million for their campaign accounts since November 25th, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Michigan Bureau of Elections today. Thirty-five senators reported raising $661,017, an average of $18,886, while 107 representati... read more

posted on 07/27/2015

Dark Money and Justice: Michigan is like no other state.

Michigan has a record of dark money spending in elections for offices related to the administration of justice like no other state in the union. A new report from the Michigan Campaign Finance Network shows the record, and examples of the dark money electioneering communications that are undermining public trust and confidence in the impartial administration of justice. read more

posted on 06/24/2015

Proponents of Proposal 1 have a wide financial advantage over opponents

LANSING - Proponents of Michigan's Proposal 1 of 2015 have a wide financial advantage over committees opposed to the proposal. Records filed with the Michigan Bureau of Elections for contributions made through April 23 to the proponents' committee, Safe Roads Yes, show that the committee has raised ... read more

posted on 04/27/2015

Record $68M fundraising by top PACs in 2014 cycle

LANSING - Michigan's top 150 political action committees (PACs) collectively raised more than $68 million in the period from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014, smashing the previous record of $51.9 million for a corresponding list of state PACs that had stood since the 2006 election cycle. ... read more

posted on 02/23/2015

State lobbyists' spending topped $37M in 2014

LANSING - Reported spending by Michigan lobbyists totaled $37,038,329 in 2014, according to reports filed with the Michigan Department of State that have been compiled by the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. That amount is up by 4.1 percent compared to reported lobbying expenditures from 2013, ... read more

posted on 02/17/2015