Disclosure

After the Supreme Court removed barriers to corporate political spending in the 2010 Citizens United case, members of Congress introduced the DISCLOSE Act to help citizens keep track of who is spending money to influence our votes and elected officials. While donations made directly to candidates and parties generally are reported already, some "independent" groups are pumping millions of dollars from secret donors into TV ads supporting some candidates and opposing others. DISCLOSE would require reporting of contributions exceeding $10,000 to those groups and would apply equally to corporate and labor union spending.

DISCLOSE passed the House in 2010 but was stalled by a filibuster in the Senate, where it received 59 votes, a substantial majority but one vote short of the 60 needed to secure passage.

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A House committee put a new twist Tuesday on the old cliché that ignorance is bliss. In this case, the public’s ignorance is the committee majority’s bliss. In a party line vote, Republicans on the House Communications and...

Disclosure Voted Down Along Party Lines
May 20, 2015

After our statewide focus during the long legislative session, CCNM is now refocusing our efforts to level the political playing fields of campaign finance at the municipal level. Some of our work is focused on changes needed to address current...

Onward and Upward!
May 5, 2015

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