LANSING – Three Michigan ballot committees have gathered more than $1 million in support based on today’s campaign finance filings with another committee on the verge of hitting the $1 million milestone.
The amount raised isn’t necessarily a harbinger for success, however. The Clean Michigan Government drive to create a part-time Legislature has raised more than $1 million, but only has $10,000 in the bank and is shedding signatures every day that goes by.
Meanwhile, the earned sick time ballot committee is nearing $1 million raised and has more than $250,000 in hits back pocket.
Combined the ballot proposals attracted more than $7 million in contributions in 2017, according to new campaign finance disclosures.
Some of the committees pushing the proposals have gotten the majority of their money from nonprofit organizations that don’t disclose the sources of their revenue.