N.C.'s public financing system drowned out by outside spending

By Chris Young

State supreme court elections vulnerable to outside spending by ideological groups.

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"… s certified in our [public financing] program don’t have that ability.”MichiganThe Michigan Supreme Court election is the nation’s most expensive judici …"

"… in our [public financing] program don’t have that ability.”MichiganThe Michigan Supreme Court election is the nation’s most expensive judicial race this …"

"… state’s highest court.“This is madness,” said Rich Robinson, of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, who says outside spending has reached a “ridic …"

"… ats on so-called “issue” ads, which are not reported to the state. The Michigan Campaign Finance Network has been monitoring the ads.The watchdog group es …"

State takeover of Michigan cities slowed by courts

By Paul Abowd

Detroit, other Michigan cities fight state takeover law in the courts.

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"… r and is just the latest in a series of legal challenges that could freeze Michigan’s controversial emergency manager law.As reported by iWatch News, the la …"

"… P-led legislature’s attempt to solve decades of municipal budget woes in Michigan, spurred by the flight of manufacturers and compounded by the housing cras …"

"… rve the same open financial review process that is being afforded to other Michigan cities.”An open meetings challenge has also disrupted the work of the st …"

"… meetings — a decision that the state’s attorneys have appealed to the Michigan Supreme Court.The Detroit review team decided not to recommend an emergenc …"

America’s asbestos age

By Jim Morris

A toxic legacy may leave behind a half-million deaths

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michigan Supreme Court":

"… nt on the verdict.In a separate amicus brief filed with the Michigan Supreme Court in 2007, more than 50 physicians and scientists took aim at industry consu …"