DETROIT (AP) - Records show the family of the Ambassador Bridge’s owner has spent more than $1 million since 2009 in a legislative fight against a new government-backed bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.
The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1oKQg82 ) Tuesday donations by the family of Manuel “Matty” Moroun appear to have met legal requirements.
Last week, the GOP-led state Senate approved a ban against state purchases of land for the New International Trade Crossing. The newspaper says the family made donations totaling more than $105,000 in the last five years to 18 of 26 GOP senators backing the ban.
The newspaper used figures from the Michigan Campaign Finance Network watchdog organization.
Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/