Calif. Bill Would Force Funding Transparency In Political Ads

Law360, San Diego (February 28, 2013, 6:39 PM EST) -- California senators said Wednesday that they had finalized language for a bill requiring political ads to disclose the top four funders of a ballot measure or independent expenditure committee, in the wake of a nonprofit’s $11 million contribution last year to a group opposing Gov. Jerry Brown’s successful tax hike initiative. 

State Sens. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, and Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, released the text of S.B. 2, which aims to provide voters with more information about the funders behind political ads and mailers. The measure would...
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