Act 188 of 1954 (“Act 188”) is a statute that many townships use to finance many improvements using special assessments ranging from lak...Read More
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Earlier today, United States District Judge John Corbett O’Meara issued an order temporarily enjoining the State from enforcing § 57(3) of the Michigan Campaign Finance Act, MCL 169.257(3). This was the recent law that prevented townships and other public bodies from communicating regarding local ballot questions during the period 60 days before an election.
The Court’s order enjoins enforcement of that new law pending further order of the Court. The Court also clarified that: “The provision of the statute that prohibits the use of public funds to advocate for ballot measures remains in effect.”
Since the March election is fast approaching, this guidance should be helpful to all Township officials.
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