9.10 political law links

CA: CASH POURING. SB. “One of California’s largest unions is spending big money to prevent one of its former leaders from winning a seat on the CalPERS Board of Administration, and it’s starting with a political mailer that is confusing some retirees.”

CO: COURT RULES. GAZ. “Pace and CIW filed the campaign finance complaint, alleging that the Alliance failed to register as a political committee and to report campaign donations.”

MD: CANDIDATE CHARGED. WJZ. “Richard Parker was charged with filing a campaign finance report with false and misleading information and signing an electronic submission of one of his campaign forms without the express consent of his treasurer.”

GUAM: FUND USE. GI. “A former campaign official has filed a complaint saying a Guam delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives misused campaign funds.”

ME: MONEY HEATS. RCP. “The spokesman for Maine Momentum, the dark-money group that has already earned three Pinocchios from the Washington Post for its ad hitting Collins, had worked as recently as June for Collins’ leading Democratic opponent, Sara Gideon, speaker of Maine’s House of Representatives.”

NY: OVERHAUL AGAIN. WAMC. “Campaign finance reform, long-promised but never enacted, is starting to take shape in New York.  As part of this year’s budget agreement, Governor Cuomo and the legislative majorities agreed to establish a Commission to create a voluntary system of public financing of elections.”

NY: ALLEGED VIOLATION. OCN. “According to publicly available campaign finance records cited in Rice’s complaints and verified by The Palladium-Times, Pathfinder [Bank] has in five of the last seven years exceeded its state-mandated cap on political donations. Corporations in New York are limited to $5,000 in contributions annually to candidates for offices or political committees. In 2018 alone, Pathfinder spread $20,530 around to more than a dozen candidates and political action committees, financial disclosure documents show.”


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