3.20.18 political law links

DEAR ZUCK.   CNBC.  “A top official at the Federal Election Commission has invited Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Larry Page to testify at a public hearing in June.”

ONLINE RULES PROPOSED.   LEX.  “The Federal Election Commission (FEC) this week issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, asking for public comment on proposals for requiring ‘disclaimers’ on online ads and fundraising.”

PROPOSED RULES ANNOUNCED.  COV.  “The proposal and the Commissioners’ comments at the hearing reflect a fair amount of consensus on how to refashion rules that have been the source of significant disputes over the past decade.”

CT:  FINANCING FACEOFF.   CTP.  “Republicans and state election officials faced off over public financing for political campaigns Monday, debating whether to reinforce the program or ditch it altogether.”

TX:  YARD SIGN PAYMENTS.   TA. “The amount of money Fortunato has paid his son’s company is irrelevant under campaign finance laws. But the transactions appear to fly in the face of rules governing the limited circumstances under which campaign dollars may be paid to a candidate’s immediate family members.”


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