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Politics & Government

Will "issue ads" be subject to campaign finance laws in Michigan?

Michigan's Secretary of State is proposing an end to secretly funded political ads.

Republican Ruth Johnson proposed a new rule today to require sponsors of so-called "issue ads" to file reports with the state and meet current campaign finance requirements.
 
Currently, ads only urging voters to support or oppose a specific candidate are subject to disclosure requirements.
 
Issue ads define a candidate's suitability for office without directly urging a "yes" or a "no" vote, and they're exempt from disclosure requirements.
 
Chris Gautz, Capitol Correspondent for Crain's Detroit Business, joined us today.

Listen to the full interview at the link above.