25 State Officeholders Combined To Attract $800k In Contributions To Their PACs In Less Than 4 Months

With individual donations reaching as high as $100,000, political action committees tied to 25 top Michigan officeholders raised $799,522 over the first months of 2017. Traditionally, interest groups use PACs to raise money and then to make contributions to candidates they prefer. But state officeholders, seeking to advance their own influence within Lansing, also use them. read more

posted on 05/11/2017

Health Plans, Big Campaign Donors, Press Lawmakers For More Control Of Mental Health Services

Michigan lawmakers who will decide whether to hand health insurance plans a victory this spring have received about $1 million in contributions from committees and executives connected to the plans. At stake is who will provide services for people with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities and substance use disorders and who will oversee the $2.6 billion in annual Medicaid dollars that are attached to those services. read more

posted on 05/01/2017

Top Election Spenders Are Starting Early On Raising Big Money For The 2018 Election

The 2018 election cycle started with a boom for groups that tend to be the biggest spenders in races for the Michigan Legislature. The main fundraising committees of Senate Republicans, Senate Democrats, House Republicans and House Democrats combined to raise $2.10 million from Jan. 1, 2017, through April 20, 2017, according to disclosures due on Tuesday. read more

posted on 05/01/2017

 

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