Bill Would Hand Political Power to Biggest Donors
Michigan Dead Last in Transparency Ethics
The study, a year-long collaboration between the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity, concluded that state government nearly everywhere suffers from “pervasive secrecy, weak oversight and questionable ethics.”
“State governments are plagued by conflicts of interests and cozy relationships between lawmakers and lobbyists, while open-records and ethics laws are often toothless and laced with exemptions,” Read More…….
But what lead to Michigan coming in dead last? According to the study:
A significant factor in Michigan’s 2015 ranking is its lack of effective disclosure rules for officials in nearly all facets of state government. Conflicts of interest and potential public corruption remain buried in an honor system with no honor.
Thanks to loopholes created by the legislature, big spenders representing special interests can dramatically influence an election without leaving a trace.”
Michigan Ranked Last in U.S. For Ethics and Transparency Laws
In State Rankings on Ethics and Transparency Michigan Loses
Door Opens for More Dark Political Money in Michigan
The New Code of Michigan Campaign Finance Reporting. You Are Going to Know A Whole Lot Less The Next Time You Vote in Michigan!
Senate Fiscal Agency Analysis of Senate Bill 638
2015 Senate Bill 638: Revise campaign finance law
Passed 25 to 13 in the Senate on December 9, 2015