July 16, 2012 •
Campaign Finance in the News
Citizens United, the DISCLOSE Act, super PACs, fines, and returned contributions in today’s news
“Senate heads for vote on disclosure of hidden donors” by Tom Curry in NBC Politics.
“Democratic super PACs reel in $25 million” by Dave Levinthal and Kenneth P. Vogel in Politico.
“Citizens United didn’t just open money floodgates for corporations” by Anjeanette Damon in the Las Vegas Sun.
Connecticut: “Donovan campaign returns $27,660 in contributions” by Susan Haigh (Associated Press) in the Boston Globe.
Minnesota: “Minnesota Republican Party fined; accused of illegal contributions, circumventing laws” by Bill Salisbury in the Pioneer Press.
Rhode Island: “R.I. Rep. Langevin near paying off $127,000 campaign-finance fine” by Philip Marcelo.
Tennessee: “PACs flood Tennessee General Assembly campaigns with cash” by Andy Sher in the Times Free Press.
March 26, 2012 •
Senate DISCLOSE Act of 2012 Committee Hearing Scheduled
Hearing Scheduled for March 29
A committee hearing is scheduled this week in the Senate to examine its version of the DISCLOSE Act of 2012.
Introduced last week, Senate Bill 2219, also entitled “Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2012”, amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs, and other entities.
A House version of the bill, H.R. 4010, introduced in February, revives a previously failed effort in 2010 to pass the legislation.
The Senate Bill 2219 hearing with the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration is scheduled for Thursday March 29 at 10 a.m.
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