Lame-duck legislators still collecting campaign donations in Michigan

State integrity news for Michigan, from the Detroit Free Press:

Aggressive fund-raising by lame-duck officeholders is controversial because a major donor motive -- helping an officeholder get re-elected -- no longer exists. "It really makes it a more direct connection between money and policy," said Rich Robinson, executive director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, a Lansing-based watchdog group.

It's not surprising that Michigan's two top lame-duck fund-raisers are the appropriations committee chairmen in the Senate and House, he said.

Read the rest of the story at the Detroit Free Press.

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