Ethics group violates state law, county clerk says
A committee set up ostensibly to bring greater campaign transparency to city of Lansing elections has violated Michigan campaign laws, Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum has determined.
Citing reporting by City Pulse, Byrum on July 8 sent a letter to Walt Sorg, chairman of Lansing Citizens for Ethics Reform. The group was pushing an amendment to the city’s ethics law that would have required, among other things, registering lobbyists and providing public campaign financing. The city clerk refused to validate the petition drive after the city attorney said the proposal violated state law and the City Charter.
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