campaign finance

7:23 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Michigan among states with most projected political advertising next year

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Governor's race, open Senate seat and competitive House campaigns expected to attract large amounts of campaign spending
Political campaigns will spend billions of dollars on television ads in 2014 - but not in Ohio, Colorado and other states that got flooded during last year's presidential election. Arkansas and Michigan will draw the heaviest barrage of political advertising in the 2014 midterm elections, fueled by lots of competitive House races and statewide elections with vulnerable incumbents, according to an analysis by a broadcasters trade association.
5:42 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Legislation could increase campaign donor limits

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The legislation would allow individuals and political action committees to give twice as much as the current limit.
LANSING - A Senate panel is considering a bill that would double the limits on campaign contributions for state and local candidates in Michigan, but require more frequent public reporting. Senate Bill 661, which could be taken up today by the Senate Committee on Local Government and Elections, would allow a person to donate up to $6,800 to a candidate for statewide office, up from $3,400 currently.
12:00 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court races most expensive in nation with most undocumented contributions

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Second straight cycle that Michigan topped all other states in spending on state Supreme Court races
Lansing - Michigan's weak finance disclosure rules led to the nations highest undocumented spending on state Supreme Court races in 2012, according to a new national report.
6:21 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Schauer had own non-profit fund as a state lawmaker

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Democratic challenger never raised as much money as NERD fund and dissolved his non-profit fund in 2010
LANSING - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer has made transparency a major issue of his early campaign, hammering Republican Gov. Rick Snyder over the NERD Fund, which Snyder announced this week will be closed. But Schauer had the same type of nonprofit fund - one that could accept unlimited and undisclosed corporate donations - when he was in the state Legislature.
7:02 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Snyder to shut down NERD fund

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Questions remain over who donated to fund
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder announced Monday he will close his NERD Fund, but controversy continued over his refusal to identify who gave more than $1.6 million to the nonprofit he formed after taking office in 2011. And the identity of the donors and other disclosure issues could continue to dog Snyder in the coming days and weeks.

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