3.18 political law links

CORPORATE DISCLOSURE ISSUES. HLS. “A new bill that has been introduced in the House, H.R. 1053, would direct the SEC to issue regs to require public companies to disclose political expenditures in their annual reports and on their websites.”

CO: REFORM SOUGHT. DC. “Colorado should give power back to the people by passing comprehensive campaign finance reform.”

MN: EYE ON LOOPHOLE. MP. “The chairman of the Minnesota House State Government Committee wants to close a loophole in state campaign finance disclosure laws that makes it difficult to track the role of statewide political committees in Minneapolis elections.”

NV: LAW CALLED WEAK. RJ. “The sudden downfall of Nevada Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson has shined a powerful spotlight on weaknesses in the state’s campaign finance law …”

OR: REFORM ON BALLOT. KATU. “Months after a governor’s race that shattered state fundraising records, Oregon lawmakers want to rein in rampant spending from large donors and political action committees.”

OR: CAMPAIGN SPENDING EXAMINED. OL. “Rep. Deborah Boone, D-Cannon Beach, illustrates what lawmakers are able to buy with campaign money in Oregon. She spent thousands of dollars of it on auto repairs, dry cleaning and more.”

SC: NEED TO KNOW CLAIMED. PC. “There are constitutionally sound reasons to defend that kind of spending to an extent — the U.S. Supreme Court has determined that political contributions are a form of speech, and political speech, including anonymous speech, is heavily protected.”


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