BATTLE CREEK (WKZO) -- The MIRS News Agency operators of the Firekeeper’s Casino in Battle Creek has sent a check for $15-thousand dollars to the Governor’s new non profit social welfare fund. It appears to be legal, but exceedingly rare for a fund connected to a politician to receive money from a casino. '
The State’s Gaming Control law bars non-native American casinos from contributing to candidates. The Casino in Calhoun County is owned by Native Americans.
This fund replaced the Governor’s controversial NERD fund, which was abandoned, when it became a source of criticism for its lack of transparency.
It was the transparency in this new Moving Michigan Forward fund that revealed the Casino’s donation.