Public campaign financing, lobbying restrictions proposed
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Lansing voters will likely decide in November whether to make sweeping changes in the city’s ethics ordinance, including adding a provision for public funding of local elections.
A new ballot initiative committee called Lansing Citizens for Ethics Reform submitted a petition with 6,673 signatures to the City Clerk’s Office last week. Clerk Chris Swope has until Wednesday to determine if at least 4,000 are valid. If so, the proposal goes to the City Council, which can either adopt it or, more likely, put it on the General Election ballot. If passed, it would take effect in 2017.
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