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Fri Apr 1, 2016, 03:46 PM

 

Arizona 'dark money' bill on its way, days after massive voting failure statewide...

Less regulation of 'dark money' spending:
What it means: Ending a requirement that non-profit corporations, which have proliferated since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United, file with the state removes one layer of transparency about who they are and where they get their money. It would fall to the IRS to determine if a non-profit had spent more than half of its money on influencing an election, which would trigger disclosure of donors.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/legislature/2016/03/29/arizona-dark-money-bill-its-way-gov-doug-ducey/82393280/

Meanwhile in CA as of 2014:
Gov. Brown signs bill to shed light on political 'dark money'
The measure was introduced after a web of conservative groups from Arizona poured $15 million into California in 2012 to fight Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown's tax hike, and support an ultimately unsuccessful move to curb unions' political power.
“This bill goes to the heart of disclosing dark money and requiring that the true source of money spent in California elections be reported” said Erin V. Peth, executive director of the FPPC. “SB 27 gives the FPPC the ability to shed more light on the extensive networks of nonprofits and MPOs masking their donations.”

http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-jerry-brown-signs-bill-dark-money-20140514-story.html

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