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CA Disclose Act a Nascent Step to Reform

castatecapitol Source: Rodarte-FFlickr Since 2000, political players have spent more than $230 million in California on independently funded advertising, including $81 million in 2010 alone. In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision two years ago, and as political expenditures break records, campaign finance reform has become an increasingly salient topic.

California Assembly Bill 1648, better known as the California Disclose Act, seeks to improve upon the last California campaign finance reform instituted by Proposition 34 (2000). The act places a proposition on the November 2014 ballot that — if passed — would require independent political committees running advertisements to publicly disclose the main sponsors of the committee that runs the ads in races for elected positions and ballot measures.

(Read the full article at the San Jose Mercury News.)

Peter Counts collaborated on this article.

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