April 7, 2017 •
Gov. Martinez Vetoes Ethics and Campaign Finance Bills
Gov. 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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