A husband and wife duo held two of the highest-paying jobs as policy staff in the Michigan House. At the same time, their political consulting firm took in hundreds of thousands of dollars from members of the Republican caucus they helped oversee.
posted on 12/30/2020
Despite a smaller presence in Lansing compared with other unions, since 2010 organizations representing law enforcement have given to 112 of the 147 legislators currently in office.
posted on 07/06/2020
Groups entrenched in the fight over Michigan’s auto insurance laws combined to spend at least $4.5 million in support of current state officeholders over the last five years alone. Those same officeholders continue to debate this spring what the state’s auto insurance system should look like going forward.
posted on 05/17/2019
According to new data submitted to the Secretary of State, lobbyists reported spending $21.6 million to influence state government over the first seven months of 2018. It’s a total that falls just shy of the record pace for lobbyist spending set last year when lobbyists disclosed spending $21.8 million over the first seven months.
posted on 09/21/2018
About $23.6 million in political advertisements aired on broadcast TV in Michigan before today’s primary election, according to an analysis of ad-tracking data from Kantar Media/CMAG and filings with the Federal Communications Commission. The wide majority of the ads focused on the race to become Michigan's next governor.
posted on 08/07/2018