Michigan Dems say GOP has rammed through bill they call 'Citizens United on steroids'
LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Democrats say republicans rammed a bill through the legislature that will allow lawmakers to take more secret money from big donors.
The bill came about after the 2010 Citizens United case. The result allowed corporations to give unlimited amounts of money to political action committees to buy ads and support candidates.
After that Supreme Court ruling, state republicans say there was a discrepancy in state statute, so the state needed to conform to the ruling.
Democrats disagree, and they're calling this bill "citizens united on steroids."
"What they did is there was an actual federal cap on how much a candidate can raise into a super PAC, they removed that cap. So now it's unlimited. So when they are suggesting to you that this is just a simple fix, that is not the truth. What they have now allowed is unlimited amount of money to go into politics," said Representative Sam Singh (D-East Lansing).
The bill passed the State House a few hours ago. It's now heading to Governor Snyder's desk, where it's expected to be signed into law.