|State Rep. Peter Pettalia|
By Brandon Hall
We already know, without any doubt, about one of Lansing's biggest open secrets because of a fantastic piece by MLive's Emily Lawler: House staff are forced to donate money to the caucus just to keep their jobs, as well as choose from various "walk days" they can perform for select candidates the caucus deems are in need of door-knocking help.
>>>Read more about that HERE.
That's just what is "allowed." Many things that are not supposed to go on in Lansing still do...
WMP has learned that a blatant case of that may be transpiring right now as State Rep. Peter Pettalia prepares to mount a run for Congress in Michigan's First.
Multiple sources tell WMP he is using staff members-on state time-to help with the campaign. He would join State Sen. Tom Casperson and former lawmaker Jason Allen in the race to replace Dr. Dan Benishek in Washington...
Not only may Pettalia be using his staff on state time for a possible Congressional run, he's also allegedly using them-also on state time- to pick his replacement in Lansing by directing staffers to campaign for Alpena Chamber of Commerce President Jackie Krawczak...
State House: Double Secret Probation Edition
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
>>>Email him at WestMiPolitics@Gmail.com