campaign finance

Anti-abortion advocates gather outside the Planned Parenthood in St. Louis in June of 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Jeff Roberson / The Associated Press

The race would decide which party controlled the Michigan Senate. Right to Life — the state’s leading anti-abortion group — backed the Democrat. It was a 1985 special election. The Democratic candidate’s name was Stephen Monsma, a former lawmaker and Calvin College political science professor.


State Senate Sean McCann at a news conference Monday announcing new legislation to lower limits on campaign contributions. Photo by Gordon Evans, WMUK
Gordon Evans / WMUK

A state Senator from Kalamazoo County wants to roll back the limits on what individual donors can give to state campaigns. State Senator Sean McCann’s bill would cut contribution limits in half.


Andy Robins / WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) A state Attorney General candidate has filed a complaint against his opponent. Democrat Pat Miles says fellow Democrat Dana Nessel violated the Michigan Campaign Finance Act. 

Michigan Senate Chamber - file photo by Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) A state lawmaker faces questions for failing to explain why his campaign committee paid 114 thousand dollars he put on his personal credit card. 

State Capitol Rotunda - file photo by Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Republicans in Lansing worked at a breakneck speed Tuesday to pass legislation that would allow politicians in Michigan to solicit campaign contributions on behalf of political action committees. 

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