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Joseph L. Sax papers: 1943-2013
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Reforms [series]

The Reforms series (3.5 linear ft.; 1973-1984 and 1977-1994) documents the sustained efforts of Common Cause in Michigan to reform political practices in the state. The materials are arranged alphabetically according to the way the reform was described by the organization; within each described reform the materials are arranged in a rough chronological order. In general the materials in this group were left in the order created by Common Cause in Michigan once the alphabetical arrangement was created. The researcher should note that the Political Reform Act of 1975 was in many cases the lineal forebear of other reforms sought by Common Cause in Michigan. Thus campaign finance, conflict of interest, lobby reform, and the open meetings reform efforts have roots in the Political Reform Act of 1975 Any understanding of these reforms and Common Cause in Michigan must depend on an understanding of the efforts to secure passage of this 1975 law.

 
1973-1984
 
Campaign Finance 1973-1984
Box   3  
Common Cause Model Acts 1973-1974
Box   3  
Michigan Act #272 (SB 1016) 1973-1974
Box   3  
Congressional races monitoring 1974
Box   3  
Report on Michigan races (Schermer and Taylor) 1974
 
1976 Bills (HB 6350 SB 1570), 1976 1976
Box   3  
Common Cause actions/memos
Box   3  
Miscellaneous notes
Box   3  
Clippings
Box   3  
Amendments to Act 1976, 1976-1981 (4 folders)
Box   3  
Public funding of gubernatorial elections 1977-1984 (4 folders)
Box   3  
Wierzbicki (fined for not disclosing financial information) 1978-1982
 
Conflict of Interest 1973-1983
Box   4  
Bills and general 1973-1974 (2 folders)
Box   4  
Bills and revisions (HB 5797) 1977-1978 (2 folders)
Box   4  
Defebaugh (Republican) bill 1977-1979
Box   4  
Bills (HB 4325 and HB 4326) 1979-1980
Box   4  
Bill (HB 4839) 1981-1982
Box   4  
Proposals 1983
 
Lobby Reform 1977-1984
Box   4  
Legislator comments 1977-1978
Box   4  
Clippings 1977-1984 (7 folders)
 
Open Meetings 1973-1981
Box   4  
Common Cause proposal 1973-1974
Box   4  
Research 1974
Box   4  
Bills and synopses 1974-1976
Box   4  
Clippings 1976-1978 (3 folders)
Box   4  
Quadrant (HB 5039) 1981
 
Political Reform Act (1975) 1973-1977
Box   5  
Leslie Lokken memos 1973-1974
Box   5  
Common Cause drafts 1974-1975 (4 folders)
Box   5  
Bills (HB 5250 and SB 880) 1974-1975 (4 folders)
Box   5  
Statements for and against 1975
Box   5  
Letters to activists 1975-1976
Box   5  
Clippings 1973-1977 (3 folders)
Box   5  
Advisory opinion 1976
Box   5  
Republican reform package 1976
Box   5  
Amendment (SB 1294) 1976
Box   5  
Press Statements 1975-1976
 
Reapportionment 1977-1983
Box   5  
Clippings 1977-1983 (3 folders)
Box   5  
Legislative proposals 1983
 
1977-1994
Box   17  
Insurance Reforms 1983-1990
Box   17  
Judicial Reform 1994-1995
 
Lobby Reform: 1974-1994
Box   17  
Implementation-Attorney General Opinions 1983-1984
Box   17  
Lobbyist Complain 1992-1994
Box   17  
Lobbyist List 1989 (2 folders)
Box   17  
Lobby Disclosure, Public Act (PA) 472 of 1978
Box   17  
Lobby Law, Piston Complaint 1992
Box   17  
Lobby Law, Proposed Amendments 1984
Box   17  
Lobby Research-Roll call 1974-1983 (2 folders)
Box   17  
Lobby Survey 1993, 1997
Box   17  
Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) Lobbyist Complaint 1987-1993
Box   17  
Other States-Laws, California 1974-1977
Box   17  
Other States-Laws, General 1977-1981
Box   17  
Other States-Laws, Idaho 1977
Box   17  
Other States-Laws, Illinois 1977-1984
Box   17  
Other States-Laws, Mary 1975-1977
Box   17  
Other States-Laws, Minnesota 1979
Box   17  
Other States-Laws, Virginia 1992
Box   17  
Other States-Laws, Washington 1980
Box   17  
Pletz vs. Secretary of State, Affidavits
Box   17  
Pletz vs. Secretary of State, Appeals Court Ruling 1983
Box   17  
Pletz vs. Secretary of State, Brief-Plaintiff
Box   17  
Pletz vs. Secretary of State, Brief-Attorney General 1980
Box   17  
Pletz vs. Secretary of State, Miscellaneous
Box   17  
Registration Lists 1980-1983
Box   17  
Tax Reform 1983-1990