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All signs point to death of controversial campaign finance commission bills

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The Legislature’s lame duck session ends Thursday night – and a controversial bill likely won’t make it through.

Legislation passed by the Senate would take away campaign finance oversight from the secretary of state – and instead give it to a bipartisan commission.

The bills were waiting for a committee hearing in the House. Representative Aaron Miller (R-Macomb) chairs the committee. He says his committee won’t take up the bill.

“I think that current process works well. And I think that there were issues with the bills.”

Lawmakers do have the option of discharging the bills to the House floor for a vote – bypassing the committee process.

The only thing a spokesperson for House Republicans would say is, “It’s not on the agenda today."

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