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After Failed Appeal, MICRC Is Best Equipped to Pass New Maps

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court denying the appeal of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, Common Cause Michigan Executive Director Quentin Turner released the following statement:

Michigan Can Do More in 2024

Common Cause is encouraging both Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Legislature to continue to prioritize our democracy and safeguard our elections this year.

Gov. Whitmer Signs Weakened Disclosure Bill into Law

“We’re pleased to see Governor Whitmer sign this long overdue ethics reform into law—but ultimately, the law falls short of voters’ expectations. Despite overwhelming, bi-partisan support for greater transparency from our elected officials, lawmakers weakened the law to shield themselves from public scrutiny."

Voting & Elections 11.30.2023

Michigan Becomes First State to Register People to Vote as They Leave Prison

Today, Michigan became the first state to automatically register people to vote as they leave prison. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into law House Bill 4983 requiring Michigan’s secretary of state to coordinate with the Department of Corrections to register people upon their release from prison as part of an expansion of the state’s automatic voter registration (AVR) program.

Nonpartisan Group Urges Lawmakers to Pass Voter Approved Ethics Reform

Days from the end of the state’s legislative session, watchdog group Common Cause Michigan pressed for passage of the Public Officers Financial Disclosure Act.

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.

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