michigan campaign finance network

Donations Rise While Legislation Passes

Jun 1, 2017
Mi-Thirve / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN Lansing) Some businesses are set to get millions of dollars in tax incentives -- if Governor Snyder signs a package of bills. Around the time those bills were going through the legislature, business groups were giving big political action committee donations to some key lawmakers. 


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The Michigan Campaign Finance Network’s analysis shows that the money raised by legislative caucus committees is setting the pace for a very expensive 2018.


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Melissa Benmark / WKAR

The Michigan Campaign Finance Network calls 2016 the year of the lobbyist. But the group’s director Craig Mauager says 2017 could top it.


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Melissa Benmark / WKAR

More than $1-million was raised and spent in seven state House races last year. Three of those were in Southwest Michigan. Michigan Campaign Finance Network Director says it’s part of the growing amount of money in state elections.


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Melissa Benmark / WKAR

The Director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network says proposed legislation to amend the state’s Campaign Finance Act is about access and influence on lawmakers. 


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