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Correction: Moroun Family-Donations story

Associated Press Modified: September 10, 2012 at 11:31 am •  Published: September 10, 2012

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a story Sept. 9 about campaign donations to Michigan Supreme Court justices, The Associated Press reported erroneously the vote that put a bridge question on the fall ballot. The court's decision on Sept. 5 was unanimous, not 4-3.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Morouns give max to judges who backed bridge plan

Moroun family gave max to 2 GOP judges who backed plan designed to block new US-Canada bridge

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Four members of the family of Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Moroun gave the maximum allowable campaign contribution to two Republican Michigan Supreme Court justices who voted to put a proposal designed to block a competing bridge on the Nov. 6 ballot.

The Detroit Free Press ( reported Sunday that Moroun, his wife, Nora, his son Matthew and Matthew's wife, Lindsay, gave a combined $27,200 in June to the campaigns of Justices Stephen Markman and Brian Zahra.

State law allows a maximum gift of $3,400 per person for each candidate.

Two employees of Moroun's Centra Inc. gave $1,950 each to Markman and Zahra, the newspaper reported. That brings the total donated to the campaigns from Moroun's interests to $31,100.

Zahra and Markman took part in a unanimous decision Wednesday placing Moroun's proposal to require a statewide vote on any new U.S.-Canada bridge on the ballot.

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder backs a new Canadian-financed bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

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