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Tom Watkins
Tom Watkins

The grey hairs are coming! Read






Jack Lessenberry
Jack Lessenberry

Michigan now spends far more on prisons than higher education. Read




Ken Winter
Ken Winter

No level of lead is safe. Read




Lou Glazer
Lou Glazer

It’s time for Michigan to look to Minnesota for its economic agenda. Read




Lisa Farnum
Lisa Farnum

Guidelines for a Trouble-Free Conversion. Read



Chuck Moss
Chuck Moss

Exploiting a catastrophe. Read




Eric Freedman
Eric Freedman

The changing face and faces of the Capitol Press Corps. Read


Lawrence Glazer
Lawrence Glazer

Will retiring generators move the Legislature to reform energy policy this year? Read


Chad Selweski
Chad Selweski

Do as I say, not as I do. Read





Tom Watkins
Carol Cain

MPLP builds the state's political elite. Read






Amy Hunter
Amy Hunter & Yvonne Siferd

It's pretty hard to fear somebody once you get to know them. Read




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Lisa Farnum

Public Act 269 of 2015 (SB 571) – Amends PA 388 of 1976, a.k.a. the Michigan Campaign Finance Act

Governor Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 571 into law on January 6, 2016.

Reporting deadline changes are effective immediately for Political and Independent Committees (PAC’s) registered with the State’s Bureau of Elections:

  • The filing deadline for PACs has been CHANGED with a January quarterly filing due February 1st, 2016. This covers the report period 10/21/2015-12/31/2015.
  • Quarterly reports are now due in January, April, July & October.
  • The quarterly February filing that was due on 2/15/2016 has been eliminated.

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Tom Watkins
photo"Tom Watkins explores what it would take for all Michigan schools to begin teaching Chinese. Read
China/Michigan
eventsGung-ho! Colleen Robar begins a new role as Dome Magazine’s China correspondent Read

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Give On…To Live On

Please join us for an evening of heart-warming stories of hope from transplant donors and recipients and a discussion with a panel of experts on organ donation and the future of organ donation legislation. Program Details

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BookIt
book it photo‘Forgotten’ War of 1812 Returns. Commemoration of the war’s bicentennial includes republication of The War of 1812 In the Old Northwest, the seminal book on the conflict. Written in 1958 by an MSU professor, it details the Michigan Territory’s key role and examines the underlying issues. Read
Winning The Day
eventsMake The Tough Call My client has a good track record in business and aspires to public office. However, there are serious cracks in my client’s armor, starting with a possible divorce filing. Considering Andy Dillon’s recent resignation, I am hesitant to advise my client to proceed. Any advice? Read

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Events
eventsGriffin Policy Forum. Four Michigan political campaign veterans will participate in the 2012 Spring Griffin Policy Forum on April 2 at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant. They’ll analyze the November elections, make predictions and discuss possible outcomes. View All Events
Under Other Domes
photoFebruary 2012. Ohio coalition wants independent panel to draw up future congressional and legislative districts … Florida Supreme Court finds corruption in Broward County School Board over charter school issues … Minnesota regulator needs more staff to oversee lobbyists. Read

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