August 14, 2012 •
Additional rule changes await determination
A federal judge has invalidated several campaign finance rule changes made by Secretary of State Scott Gessler. The rules struck down include one providing that organizations are only subject to reporting requirements if more than 30 percent of their spending was for or against a ballot issue, and one that limited penalties for certain campaign finance violations.
The secretary of state’s rule defining electioneering communications was upheld, and two additional rules await a decision.