Gov. Martinez Vetoes Ethics and Campaign Finance Bills - State and Federal Communications

April 7, 2017  •  

Gov. Martinez Vetoes Ethics and Campaign Finance Bills

governor_newmexicoGov. Susana Martinez vetoed ethics and campaign finance bills.

Senate Bill 393 would have required lobbyists to report expenses on lawmakers and other public officials under $100. Martinez stated she supports transparency, but thought the bill was unclear and could have several unintended consequences.

Additionally, Martinez vetoed Senate Bill 96 which would have required disclosure of “dark-money” campaign spending by nonprofit groups. Martinez vetoed the legislation because it may discourage charities from advocating for their causes.

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