This website follows the real-life confessions and self described exploits of lobbyist Steve Marino as he curries favor with some of the most powerful players in Lansing politics.  Steve Marino is a lobbyist, a Macomb County Commissioner and candidate for Macomb's 24th State House District. 

UPDATE: Marino Calls for Raising Retirement Age to 75

Under Marino's retirement age plan the average worker would only collect Social Security for 4-5 years -- even after a lifetime paying into the program...

Coffee Hour, August 31, 2015 at BIGGBY Coffee in St. Clair Shores


"MARINO PART OF THE PROBLEM"


"Why am I going to pay an individual $80,000 a year to do a job when I can pay somebody $5,000 in a different country?"

Listen as Steve Marino defends moving jobs overseas.

September 28th, 2015 at BIGGBY Coffee in St. Clair Shores


"...It's easier for us just to move our plant to India."

Listen as Steve Marino explains the justification for moving jobs overseas.

September 28th, 2015 at BIGGBY Coffee in St. Clair Shores


"I know.  I have a company over there [China]"

While defending the outsourcing of American jobs, listen as Steve Marino boasts that he owns a company in China.

September 28th, 2015 at BIGGBY Coffee in St. Clair Shores


"Stevie! what about my bar tab?!! I got it, don’t Worry about it"

Lobbyist Steve Marino has made a habit of picking up bar tabs and rescuing legislators at their most vulnerable moments as a way to curry favor and win access.  Listen in as Marino describes how he picked up the bar tab and saved the powerful and incapacitated House Appropriations Chair Al Pscholka. But troubling questions remain... Was this investment in Pscholka ever reported under Michigan’s lobbying disclosure laws?  Doesn’t look like it.  Raising more than just ethical questions for lobbyist Steve Marino, but legal ones, as well.

Coffee Hour, December 7th, 2015 at Tim Horton's in St. Clair Shores


“We’ll take care of it...Oh he’s Going to pay us back!” 

At a coffee hour in St. Clair Shores, Marino describes how he and his multi-client lobbying firm rescued a desperate Senate Appropriation’s Chair by picking up his daughter’s “massive” wedding bar tab.  But was this huge expense ever reported under Michigan’s disclosure laws? Looks like another ethics lapse for Lobbyist Steve Marino and possibly another legal one, as well.

Coffee Hour, December 7th, 2015 at Tim Horton's in St. Clair Shores


“It’s hard for me to utter THese words, but Lobbyists... are probably the most honest in Lansing!” 

Listen as Steve Marino defends influence peddlers and process manipulators who frequently thwart the will of the people to benefit special interests: calling them “probably the most honest people in Lansing!”

Coffee Hour, December 7th, 2015 at Tim Horton's in St. Clair Shores


“I REPRESENT IBM AND DELTA DENTAL, SO I GET PRETTY GOOD ACCESS TO SNYDER...” 

Listen as Lobbyist Steve Marino tells a coffee shop audience how his connections get him access to Gov. Snyder.

September 28th, 2015 at BIGGBY Coffee in St. Clair Shores


Steve Marino Talks About Keeping His House in His Father’s Name to Avoid Paying Higher Taxes

Listen as Marino shares his plan to avoid paying higher property taxes on his Lakeshore Dr. home in Harrison Township. 

Coffee Hour, December 7th, 2015 at Tim Horton's in St. Clair Shores


KEVIN "COTTER DOES A BAD JOB IN LANSING...HE JUST DOESN'T HAVE ANY REAL BACKBONE!"