Michigan Senate Expected to Pass Bill to Strip Power From Secretary of State

The Republican-led Michigan Senate is expected to a pass a bill that would strip the incoming secretary of state of her power to oversee campaign finances.

The measure is up for a vote Thursday. 

It’s one of several bills that would impact the incoming Democrats coming into the governor, attorney general and secretary of state offices.

The bill impacting the secretary of state would create a bipartisan commission to regulate campaign finance, a key job of secretary of state-elect Jocelyn Benson.

Lawmakers are also working on a bill that would allow the Legislature to intervene in any lawsuits at any stage.

That job belongs to the state attorney general.

Democrat Dana Nessel will take that office in January.