11-14 political law links

AK: LIMITS ENFORCED. KTUU. “An Anchorage judge has ruled that contribution limits should be enforced to independent expenditure groups, the Alaska equivalent of super PACs.”

CA: RECUSAL WAIT. TJ. “A state and county-licensed cannabis farmer, Trinity County’s District 4 Sup. Jeremy Brown said last week he will be recusing himself from certain board decisions that may constitute a financial conflict of interest while he awaits a formal opinion on the matter from California’s Fair Political Practices Commission.”

CA: FACING FINE. DB. “San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman and his campaign treasurer face a $10,000 fine after a state agency alleged he violated local and state campaign finance laws.”

NY: BEST WAY DEBATE. BFO. “Some members of a commission that’s creating the rules for a public campaign finance system for state elected offices are concerned that the plans being developed would be too favorable to incumbent politicians.”

OR: OBEYING LIMITS. OPB. “Last year, Portland voters agreed to bar corporate contributions and limit individual donations to $500. A Multnomah County judge has at least temporarily blocked the law from taking effect, ruling that they go against Oregon’s broad protections of campaign spending.”

TX: LIMITS UP. AM. “While candidates for state and federal offices have been gearing up to run in the March 2020 primary, likely City Council candidates have also been considering whether to run in next November’s election. In fact, candidates for Council have been able to start collecting campaign donations since Nov. 4.”


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