The Michigan Campaign Finance Network is calling a state bill on campaign financing “Citizens United on steroids.” The bill was recently passed by the Michigan Senate and is on track to get through the House. Executive Director Craig Mauger says Citizens United at least puts a $5,000 cap on contributions, but this bill doesn't.
“The main thing about this bill that should trouble voters in Michigan or people who live here is that it specifically allows lawmakers to fund raise unlimited amounts to super PACs from interest groups.”
Mauger notes that Michigan's accountability and transparency laws rank last in the country. The bill is supported by Michigan Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof who says it's an important bill that needs to be passed in the lame duck session.