September 26, 2017 | Craig Mauger
A new law signed by Gov. Snyder makes it easier to get around how much can be spent on candidates’ campaigns in Michigan, and harder to determine who is behind the money.
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