Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Public disclosure measure advances

A measure that would improve the transparency of who contributes financially to ballot measures – or who spends big money to defeat them – was voted out of the State Government and Tribal Affairs committee yesterday afternoon.  Its sponsor, Rep. Andy Billig, calls it “a victory for public disclosure.”
The bill would apply to advertising costing $1000 or more that is for or against a ballot measure.  It would require disclosure of the top five financial contributors within the advertisement itself.
More info about the bill and why Rep. Billig thinks it’s the people’s right to know these things can be read here.

To read this story in Spanish, click here.