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Michigan lawmakers are eating well and lobbyists are picking up the tab.


A report from the Michigan Campaign Finance Network says lobbyists provided Michigan lawmakers with $690,681 in food and drinks in 2016.


Republican Mike Callton was at the top of he list disclosing $4,047 in lobbyist provided meals.


The average American household spent just $3,008 on eating out in 2015.


Governmental Consultant Services, a bipartisan lobbying firm based in Lansing, was the top purchaser for a third of Michigan’s legislature but because of Michigan’s disclosure laws, it is not known what interest groups the firm was representing when it met with lawmakers.



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