robo-calls http://michiganradio.org en Snyder signs bill to allow bigger political donations; preempt issue ad disclosure http://michiganradio.org/post/snyder-signs-bill-allow-bigger-political-donations-preempt-issue-ad-disclosure <p>Governor Rick Snyder has signed a law that outlaws efforts to require disclosure of the donors behind so-called “issue ads.” It appears to be a reversal of one of his campaign pledges.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>The governor came out against anonymous issue ads in a 2010 campaign white paper. Issue ads tell people to “call” or “contact” a politician without expressly advocating for how they should vote.</p><p></p> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 01:54:27 +0000 Rick Pluta 15840 at http://michiganradio.org Snyder signs bill to allow bigger political donations; preempt issue ad disclosure Political calls: no disclosures, almost no limits http://michiganradio.org/post/political-calls-no-disclosures-almost-no-limits <p>Next year is an election year. That means lots of campaign literature in the mail, lots of ads on the television, &nbsp; and, maybe worst of all, robo-calls. Those are the recorded calls that automatically dial your phone&hellip;usually right at dinner time. There are a lot of them now, but there could be a lot more in the future.</p><p>Even one of the guys who makes robo-calls happen knows most people don&rsquo;t really like them.</p><p>&ldquo;Everybody hates them. I think that they&rsquo;re universally hated.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Lester Graham 5424 at http://michiganradio.org Political calls: no disclosures, almost no limits