2.6 political law links

COMPLAINT FILED. The Hill. “A liberal watchdog group has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission arguing that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) has violated campaign finance laws.”

SEC RULE FIGHT. Bond Buyer. “The Republican parties of New York State and Tennessee will square off against the Securities and Exchange Commission in a federal court on March 23 over rules restricting finance professionals from giving money to political candidates.”

MT: DISCLOSURE PUSH. MT PR. “Montana’s governor has made good on a promise contained in last week’s State of the State Address, introducing a package of four bills designed to increase transparency in campaign financing.”

PA: FINE FOR REPORT. Triblive.com. “An obscure political action committee co-owned by the former top staffer of ex-Gov. Ed Rendell was fined for not filing paperwork disclosing where it raised $125,000 donated to former Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord’s failed gubernatorial bid.”

UT: NEW RULE POSSIBLE. Herald Extra. “If passed, House Bill 91, sponsored by Rep. Kraig Powell, R-Heber City, will require that anonymous contributions made to political candidates that are more than $50 must be donated to the state’s general fund or to a 501(c)(3).”

CAN: STRANGE BREW OF BEER AND DONATIONS. Globe and Mail. “The Beer Store’s corporate owners have funnelled more than $1.1-million to Ontario politicians in the past decade, as they successfully held on to their lucrative private monopoly.”


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