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Michael Patrick Shiels
Michael Patrick Shiels

“I Call Him ‘Mr. President’ – Stories of Golf, Fishing and Life with my Friend George HW Bush,” Read


Richard McLellan
Richard McLellan

There was neither express approval nor disapproval of retail transfers of marihuana. Read


Tom Watkins
Tom Watkins

China and the U.S. are the two major powers in the world today Read



Jack Lessenberry
Jack Lessenberry

Construction on any new Ambassador Bridge isn’t going to start any time soon. Read



Susan Demas
Susan J. Demas

Obama was the perfect foil for Schuette Read





Lou Glazer
Lou Glazer

Michigan’s education system isn’t ready for today’s new job place realities. Read



Chuck Moss
Chuck Moss

It makes more sense than a Part Time Legislature. Read




Chad Selweski
Chad Selweski

Most students are failing to learn what the exam says they need to know. Read



Ken Winter
Ken Winter

Residents face a lack of affordable housing. Read



Eric Freedman
Eric Freedman

Ideological extremists get more coverage than moderates. Read


Lawrence Glazer
Lawrence Glazer

Promises that can't be kept. 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



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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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