8.25 political law links

CA:  TWO BILLS MOVE.  Capradio.org.  “One would require the disclosure of the top five contributors to ballot measures; the other would require that paid actors appearing in campaign ads be identified as such.”

CT:  SUPER PAC MOCK.  CT Post.  “Though legal, here’s what’s wrong: The money coming through the polical action committees makes a mockery of the state’s public campaign finance reform.”

NM:  HEARING VACATED.  KOB.  “The state Supreme Court has scrapped a planned hearing on a campaign finance lawsuit after the legal dispute was resolved between Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gary King and Secretary of State Dianna Duran.”

NY:  DONOR ALLEGATIONS.  Bizjournals.com.  “Tanski, who has several businesses with interests in the Town of Halfmoon, allegedly contributed a total of $6,000 to the campaign of Wormuth through the straw donors, in violation of the $1,000 contribution limit, Schneiderman’s Office said.”

TX:  INDICTMENT FUNDRAISING.  WP.  “Rick Perry’s Super PAC is now selling $25 t-shirts with his mugshot on the front.”

TX:  RULE CONSIDERED.  Lubbockonline.com.  “The Texas Ethics Commission has moved forward with a measure to out secret campaign donors despite a pending federal lawsuit by a conservative group over whether the commission has the authority to regulate dark money disclosure.”

WI:  COORDINATION ISSUES.  WP.  “The documents released Friday by a federal appeals court also show that prosecutors believe Walker personally solicited donations for conservative group Wisconsin Club for Growth to get around campaign finance limits and disclosure requirements as he fended off the recall attempt in 2012.”

WI: WHAT EMAILS SHOW.  NYT.  “The investigation has pulled back the curtain on the ways politicians and their aides seek to get around the welter of state and national campaign finance restrictions to accommodate donors, and it has clouded the White House prospects of Mr. Walker.”

WI: WALKER DOCS LATER WITHDRAWN. Politico. “A fresh batch of emails emerged Friday night that shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was deeply involved in raising money for an ostensibly independent group focused on fending off the recall.”


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