Most states have a “cooling-off” period before a departing lawmaker can become a lobbyist. Not so in Michigan, where most who take the leap are lobbying their former colleagues within six months.
Michigan’s failure to pass a conflict-of-interest law allows legislators to cast votes even when they appear to have a financial interest.
October 27, 2016 | Craig Mauger
What’s a conflict of interest, and what isn’t? You decide
August 9, 2016 | Craig Mauger
Mystery groups funded attacks against at least 7 GOP candidates for the state House before the recent primary. State campaign finance law makes it difficult to know who is funding these attacks.
January 22, 2016 | Craig Mauger
Among the tsunami of unwelcome attention swamping the state, now this: Dark money swamps our elections, and even its defenders won’t speak up