New disclosures reveal how the shutdown dropped donations to legislators. But people didn’t stop giving to candidates. Special interests did.
posted on 07/31/2020
If Facebook in the week before Michigan's primary was any prelude to what voters can expect before November, dark money organizations could be flooding news feeds.
posted on 03/18/2020
Lobbyist spending in Michigan is on a record pace in 2019. Lobbyists reported spending $23.2 million over the first seven months of 2019, a 6-percent increase over the previous high for the same period in past years, according to disclosures. The spending came as a new class of lawmakers took office and the Legislature overhauled the state's auto insurance system.
posted on 09/05/2019