State bar request disclosure of "issue spending" in judicial races

7:03 am
Fri September 13, 2013

State bar request disclosure of "issue spending" in judicial races

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State bar is seeking to overturn 2004 ruling by then Secretary of State Terry Lynn Land
Lansing - The State Bar of Michigan is requesting that Secretary of State Ruth Johnson issue a declaratory ruling that donors funding all "issue" spending on judicial races must be publicly disclosed. State Bar President Bruce Courtade said Thursday that under Michigan's campaign finance act, Johnson has 60 days to respond to the request.