Independent Expenditures Under Scrutiny in California

California is mulling new disclosure requirements for independent expenditures. 

“The emergence of independent expenditures has thwarted the will of the people, dramatically undermined California’s campaign finance laws and doubtlessly influenced the outcome of numerous statewide and legislative elections,” the 66-page study concluded.

The agency proposed banning independent expenditure campaigns unless the names of the treasurer and principal officers of the campaign committees, and their economic interests, are disclosed.

The report is online (2 MB file).

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