Checks and Balances Project is happy to announce that Mike Mikus, a longtime communications consultant, is joining the news organization as a reporter. During 2020, Mikus served as a frequent contributor on CBC in Canada during the 2020 presidential election. He also provides political analysis and commentary to national publications such as the New York… Read more »
A trio of anti-wind activists have crisscrossed rural Michigan over the last dozen years, casting doubt on proven science, making unfounded allegations of government corruption and refusing to disclose the source of their financial support. As a result, rural Michigan communities they have visited have been mired in fierce disputes among neighbors, marked by… Read more »
Did DeVos try to divert taxpayers dollars from the CARES Act to wealthy, private schools or schools in swing states to benefit the Trump re-election effort?
A tracking service reveals the “Seaquest” often summers in Lake Michigan, winters in the Caribbean. Is it tax avoidance or tax evasion?
An attorney with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel was quick to respond to C&BP’s complaint alleging Secretary DeVos broke the law, saying we “will open a file to address this matter.”
The 1937 Hatch Act is clear: Officials of the U.S. government must not use their authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election. Nor may they engage in political activity while on duty.
By registering their $40M, 164-foot “Seaquest” yacht in the Caymans, the DeVos family appears to save an estimated $2.4M in Michigan taxes annually that could fund more school nurses.