Statement on Republicans in Lansing Passing Lame Duck Bill to Protect Dark Money Donors
MDP COO Lavora Barnes calls GOP bill a ‘Gift-wrapped present to their wealthy lobbyists & special interests’
LANSING –The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following statement today on behalf of Chief Operating Officer Lavora Barnes regarding Republicans in Lansing passing a bill to protect dark money groups — even though Michigan is already one of the worst states in the nation for transparency and accountability.
“In their latest lame duck power grab, Republicans in Lansing are shamelessly opening the flood gates for even more dark money in our politics. Instead of prioritizing the everyday needs of working families like roads, clean water, and wages — this disastrous bill is a gift-wrapped present to their wealthy lobbyists and special interests. Michigan Democrats believe in increasing government transparency and accountability. It’s a shame Republicans clearly disagree.”