January 2, 2018 •
Spokane, Washington Mayor to Veto Campaign Finance Ordinance
Spokane, Washington Mayor David Condon announced he is vetoing a campaign finance law passed by City Council on December 18.
The Mayor issued a statement expressing concerns the law would not stand up to constitutional challenges, leaving the city vulnerable to expensive litigation.
Moreover, he argued campaign finance reform is better managed at the state level through the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission to avoid redundant oversight.
City Council could override the veto with five votes.
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