Oregon Lawmakers to Consider Pay-to-Play Bills - State and Federal Communications

February 14, 2017  •  

Oregon Lawmakers to Consider Pay-to-Play Bills

Seal of OregonRep. Knute Buehler is set to introduce two bills to restrict pay-to-play politics.

House Joint Resolution 17 seeks to amend the Oregon Constitution to ban corporations, nonprofits and labor unions from making contributions to candidates or political action committees.

House Bill 2914 would require bidders on state contracts to disclose their five greatest campaign contributions in the state.

If passed, the measures would likely face legal challenges on the basis of free speech restrictions.

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