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Voting & Elections 09.15.2021

Common Cause Massachusetts Urges Legislative Committee to Favorably Report Bills Limiting Foreign Influence on Massachusetts Elections and Allowing Campaign Funds to be Used for Childcare Expenses

Common Cause Massachusetts urges the Committee to report favorably on three bills to limit political spending by foreign-influenced corporations; and two bills that would permit parents who are candidates for public office to use campaign funds to pay for childcare.

Conservative group goes to court to fight disclosure rules

Pam Wilmot, executive director of Common Cause of Massachusetts, said any spending on behalf or in opposition to a political candidate should be disclosed to the public.

Watchdogs: Massachusetts flunks when it comes to open records

“Transparency is really how we hold our government accountable, and it’s really most important to know how our money is being spent, and how the government laws are applied to individuals.”

Money & Influence 06.23.2016

NEW REPORT: Shining a Light, Success of the Massachusetts Disclosure Law

Check out the new Common Cause Massachusetts Report - Shining a Light: Success of the Massachusetts Disclosure Law

Money & Influence 06.23.2016

Common Cause Applauds House Passage of Campaign Finance Disclosure Bill; Releases Report

Common Cause Massachusetts Statement on House Passage of H.543 on 6/22/16, and release of new report on the success of the 2014 Massachusetts Disclosure Law.

Voting & Elections 01.11.2016

The Massachusetts legislature is back for 2016.

The Massachusetts state legislature has returned for 2016, and these are three issues Common Cause is working to get action on.

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