Michigan Campaign Finance Network

Lobbyists' spending strong, disclosure weak

Lansing lobbyists spent $21 million in the first seven months of 2015. Lobbying reports fail to reveal much of what citizens need to know to hold state government accountable

Top PACs have raised $12.9M - up 36%

Michigan's top PACs are raising more money than ever. There's plenty of fuel for political fires to come.

Legislators raised $2.1M in eight months

The State doesn't have a transportation plan but legislators have raised $2.1 million for their campaign accounts since November 25th.

Dark Money and Justice

Michigan has a record of dark money spending in elections for offices related to the administration of justice like no other state in the union. A new report from the Michigan Campaign Finance Network shows the record, and examples of the dark money electioneering communications that are undermining public trust and confidence in the impartial administration of justice.

MCFN coverage of Campaign 2016