Governor Signs Law Doubling Michigan Campaign Contribution Limits

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Talks about his policies in 2013. Part 1LANSING, Mich. — Governor Rick Snyder signed a controversial bill Friday that allows Michigan politicians to accept double the campaign contributions from individuals and political action committees.

The new law allows an individual to donate up to $6,800 to a candidate for statewide office, $2,000 to a candidate for state Senate and $1,000 to a candidate for state House.

According to MLive, independent political action committees can donate up to ten times as much as an individual.  Organizations like Right to Life Michigan or the United Auto Workers union will now be able to donate up to $68,000 to a gubernatorial candidate in the 2014 election cycle.

Snyder says that the bill also updates 40-year-old campaign finance laws and requires more “transparency and openness to the state’s political system.”

The bill requires that organizations behind political ads identify themselves, something they haven’t previously had to do, according to a release from the governor Friday.

The measure passed the Republican-led legislature with support from one independent and no Democrats.

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3 comments

  • guest

    Yo! Snyder! This money has been ear-marked for what? What is gonna happen with those funds? They are gonna pay for what? Your vacation.
    Come on, snyder…..bad form to mandate your flunkee have to wear a tie but you are the Governor. Bad form.You foolish without a tie. Have some dignity. I am sorry you are in my Michigan.

  • CommonSense

    Come on Gov'na you are doing this for your own benefit, but have pissed off wayyyy tooo many people to be re-elected. Can we say one term??? The "geek" can go back to his computer company now located off shore…. Good riddance!!1