Michigan Group Drops Push For Corporate Donation Ballot Measure

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan group has decided against trying to get a measure on the November ballot requiring far more disclosure of corporate donations to special interest groups.
The Corporate Accountability Amendment's campaign co-chairwoman told The Associated Press on Sunday that backers have decided to postpone their efforts until 2014.
Wayne State University law professor Jocelyn Benson says town hall meetings will be held to increase support for the constitutional amendment.
The group would have had to collect 322,609 signatures by July 9 to get it on the November ballot.
Republicans had complained the measure didn't require unions that gave money to special interest groups to face the same disclosure standards as corporations.
Recent court and government rulings have enabled corporations and other well-financed donors to give unlimited money to political committees.


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