disclosure http://michiganradio.org en Who objected to Detroit's disclosure statement? http://michiganradio.org/post/who-objected-detroits-disclosure-statement <p>Yesterday was the deadline to file objections to the disclosure statement spelling out Detroit's plan to climb out of its bankruptcy hole.</p><p>And yes, objections poured in – long lists of objections to the disclosure statement.</p><p>Detroit News reporter Chad Livengood joined us today to tell us who's objecting, why, and what comes next.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:50:09 +0000 Stateside Staff 17145 at http://michiganradio.org Who objected to Detroit's disclosure statement? Money Talks: But sometimes it hides http://michiganradio.org/post/money-talks-sometimes-it-hides <p>Elected state officials in Michigan can be more secretive about money than federal officials. At the state level, the disclosure laws on money and politics make it easier to hide conflicts of interest and influence on politicians.</p><p>When <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277-57579---,00.html">Governor Rick Snyder</a> delivered his <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277-57577-269534--,00.html">State of the State</a> address last January, he tucked into it a quick mention about making state government more open.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Lester Graham 7278 at http://michiganradio.org Money Talks: But sometimes it hides 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