Statement from Rep. Townsend on the Michigan House Republican's refusal to end political pay-to-play

Friday, February 17, 2012

“It was disturbing to watch House Republicans today refuse to end pay-to-play in government contracting while approving a bill that will give a private contractor access to lucrative state corrections contracts. The owner of that company made a campaign contribution to the sponsor of the bill that grants the contract. The people of Michigan reject this kind of insider legislating and so should the Michigan House.”