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REPORT: What does the Det News, Freep, Common Cause and Mackinac Center Have in Common?

From Dan Farough

Subject: REPORT: What does the Det News, Freep, Common Cause and Mackinac Center Have in Common?

Friends,

An excellent Detroit News editorial (did I just say that??) on the need for full transparency in state government.  

REPORT: Secret Fund Paying for Snyder Spin Effort on Flint Water?

Dan Farough, January 23, 2016

Late Friday (the time you put out something you don't want people to notice) Snyder announced he hired a PR firm to "help" with the Flint water crisis. Snyder tells us not to worry - this PR effort is NOT paid for with public funds.  But if it is not paid for with tax payer dollars, who is paying for it?  Is it his new NERD Fund with it's secret donor connection?  When asked by reporters, neither Snyder's new secretly funded PR team or chief of staff could not be reached for comment...

Brandon Dillon Elected MDP Chair

Brandon Dillon Elected Michigan Democratic Party Chair, pledges to broaden the base of the Democratic Party.  

At the July 11 Michigan Democratic State Central Committee Meeting in Port Huron, MI, Brandon Dillon was elected to replace the outgoing Chair Lon Johnson, who resigned to run for Congress, 1st Congressional District.

As one of his first actions, Dillon said Lavora Barnes, the deputy county clerk for Oakland County, will become the chief operating officer of the state party.

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