Ruth Johnson offers Sunshine Week push for more election transparency in Michigan

From Detroit Free Press:

LANSING — Michigan’s top elections official wants to require political campaigns to report financial contributions within 48 hours after they receive them, one of several proposals aimed at giving voters nearly real-time information about the money behind the candidates.


Petition names go public in Wisconsin recall

From Los Angeles Time Nation Now:

The Wisconsin recall petitions — consisting of more than 1 million names asking to recall Gov. Scott Walker, the lieutenant governor and four state senators — have been posted online by state election officials, even though signers raised questions about how the disclosures might affect their personal security.