michigan secretary of state http://wmuk.org en WSW: How Could Michigan Elections be Improved? http://wmuk.org/post/wsw-how-could-michigan-elections-be-improved <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jocelyn Benson is the </span><a href="http://law.wayne.edu/profile/jocelyn.benson/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dean of Wayne State University's Law School</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and has written a book on the role of state Secretaries of State.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:13:28 +0000 Gordon Evans 12981 at http://wmuk.org WSW: How Could Michigan Elections be Improved? State Senate moves to limit Secretary of State's proposed disclosure rules http://wmuk.org/post/state-senate-moves-limit-secretary-states-proposed-disclosure-rules <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Secretary of State Ruth Johnson proposed changing disclosure requirements for so-called "issue ads," but the state Senate moved quickly on Thursday to nullify any changes.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:23:15 +0000 Gordon Evans 10338 at http://wmuk.org State Senate moves to limit Secretary of State's proposed disclosure rules Gongwer: SoS dismisses charges against House Speaker Jase Bolger http://wmuk.org/post/gongwer-sos-dismisses-charges-against-house-speaker-jase-bolger <p>The Michigan Secretary of State’s office has dismissed complaints that State House Speaker Jase Bolger violated campaign finance laws. <a href="http://www.gongwer.com/">The Gongwer News Service</a> reports that that the decision was announced in a letter Wednesday to Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer.</p><p>Brewer charged that Bolger, a Republican from Marshall, violated state laws by helping Democratic Grand Rapids State Representative Roy Schmidt switch to the GOP last spring and finding a “straw” candidate to oppose him. That candidate dropped out of the race soon after.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 17:43:53 +0000 Gongwer News Service & Mlive/Kalamazoo 316 at http://wmuk.org