michigan election law http://michiganradio.org en Lansing mayor denies directing his re-election campaign staffers to donate to city council candidate http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-mayor-denies-directing-his-re-election-campaign-staffers-donate-city-council-candidat-0 <p>The Michigan Secretary of State’s office is investigating allegations that <a href="http://www.votevirg.com/">Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero’s re-election campaign</a> may have violated state election law by funneling money to a city council candidate.</p><p>State law (Section 44 of the Michigan Campaign Finance Act) forbids paying individuals money with the understanding that the money will be donated to a political campaign. &nbsp;&nbsp;That’s what a complaint filed with the state claims the Bernero re-election campaign did back in June.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:06:54 +0000 Steve Carmody 14985 at http://michiganradio.org Lansing mayor denies directing his re-election campaign staffers to donate to city council candidate