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Money & Influence 10.30.2023

Michigan Legislature Must ‘Prioritize Transparency’ In Passing Financial Disclosure Laws

LANSING, MI — Following the Michigan Legislature’s introduction of HB 5248 - 5258 and SB 613 - 616 — two separate bill packages seeking to define which state officials and their immediate family should disclose their financials to the public and how — Common Cause Michigan is calling on the Legislature to pass legislation implementing comprehensive disclosure requirements.

50 State Report: Michigan Earns Above Average Grade for Redistricting from Common Cause

LANSING, MI — Today, Common Cause, the leading anti-gerrymandering group, published a report grading the redistricting process in all 50 states from the view of the community. The comprehensive report evaluates public access, outreach, and education in each state based on an analysis of more than 120 detailed surveys and more than 60 interviews. 


New Lawsuit Attacks Voter-Approved Election Reforms

LANSING, Mich. — Last night, 11 Michigan GOP lawmakers filed a lawsuit in federal court requesting a declaratory judgment that (1) any ballot initiatives dealing with the “times, places, and manners” of elections violated the Elections Clause of the U.S. Constitution and (2) to invalidate two citizen-passed constitutional amendments regarding elections. Among the amendments is 2022’s Proposal 2, a voting reform ballot measure.

Voting & Elections 08.30.2023

Michigan Must ‘Finish the Job’ on Protecting Democracy

LANSING, MI — This morning, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer gave her “What’s Next” address to the public and legislature. Among several issues, Gov. Whitmer highlighted the importance of protecting the “health of democracy” heading into the upcoming fall legislative session. Of note, the governor called on the legislature to shore up election laws targeting voter safety.

DePerno, Rendon’s Charging in Ballot Tampering Case Renew Common Cause Calls for Accountability in Investigation

LANSING, MI — This afternoon, former GOP Michigan Attorney General candidate Matthew DePerno and former MI state Rep. Daire Rendon were criminally charged in an alleged tabulator tampering scheme.

Voting & Elections 06.15.2023

Today ‘Marks A Huge Win For Democracy’ in Michigan Following Passing of Elections Bills

LANSING, Mich. — Yesterday, the Michigan House and Senate passed several bills implementing Prop 2, a voting reform ballot measure.

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