Center Helps Public School District Follow State Law

Tax-funded web site can't promote political candidates

Northville Public Schools removed a press release from its district Web site announcing that a school board member was running for the Michigan House of Representatives after being contacted by Tom Gantert, senior correspondent for Michigan Capitol Confidential, according to Hometown Life, part of the Observer & Eccentric newspaper chain in metro Detroit.

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Senior Legal Analyst Patrick Wright explained that the press release was a violation of state campaign finance law.