October 5, 2022 •
Philadelphia Board of Ethics Revises Campaign Finance Regulations
The Philadelphia Board of Ethics revised a regulation governing coordinated campaign expenditures.
Regulation 1 considers expenditures to be coordinated if they are made based on instructions received from a campaign.
A public communication from a campaign may constitute instructions if the communication includes a suggestion the electorate should be made aware of the information and the manner in which the information should be presented (e.g., “voters need to hear”).
The presumption of coordination can be refuted by demonstrating there was an independent basis for the expenditure.
The revised regulation took effect October 3.
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