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Susan Demas
Susan J. Demas

What is it that Rick Snyder really stands for? Read



Jack Lessenberry
Jack Lessenberry

Could Dana Nessel be Michigan's next Attorney General? Read




Tom Watkins
Tom Watkins

What's wrong with Michigan and how will you fix it? Read



Eric Freedman
Eric Freedman

Bills usually don't go to the floor until hearings are done. Read


Chuck Moss
Chuck Moss

Reducing legislative oversight empowers the administrative state. Read



Chad Selweski
Chad Selweski

Two Michigan Congressmen in the center of the health care firestorms. Read




Lawrence Glazer
Lawrence Glazer

How much gerrymandering is too much? Read



Ken Winter
Ken Winter

We have the country's worst public transportation network. Read



Randy Richardville
Randy Richardville

The Michigan Children’s Trust Fund to hold annual auction event May 17th. Read



Rodney Craig
Rodney Craig

Persons with disabilities in Michigan face even greater challenges in the less-populated areas of the state. Read



Auday Arabo
Auday Arabo

The supermarket industry and other Main Street retailers are under attack. Read



Kenneth A. Thompson
Kenneth A. Thompson

Organized responses to Donald J. Trump’s election night victory substantiate his political skills. Read



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Dome Magazine Presents:

“Ask The Expert” This Week: Lisa Farnum

 

 

This week’s question: For Political Committees registered with Michigan’s Bureau of Elections, what activities are required to be documented and retained to allow for audit?

Lisa Farnum: The Michigan Campaign Finance Act requires all committee treasurers to retain supporting documentation for a period of five years.

Supporting records include written or electronic copies of all contributions (checks, charges, money orders or charge card receipts) and the name and address of all contributors. For contributions in excess of $100 in one election cycle, the contributor’s occupation, employer and work address must also be documented. Copies of all expenditure documents such as invoices and/or receipts, descriptions of what the expenditure was for, and the Committee’s bank statements should also be retained.

The records of a committee shall be preserved and made available for inspection as authorized by the secretary of state.

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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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