Higher pay than usual for several of Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero’s staff and subsequent donations by those same two staffers to a Bernero city council supporter has triggered and investigation by the Secretary of State's office. The incident happened in June. Chris Breznau and Elizabeth Hart got the extra pay and then made substantial donations to council member Kathy Dunbar. The irregularities were flagged and got the attention of the state agency. Bernero told media partner Six News that he believes no mistake occurred.