Friday, December 21, 2012

Lawmakers Want More Sunlight on Campaign Donations

Democratic state lawmakers are introducing a variety of bills aimed at reforming California’s campaign finance laws, in the wake of the mysterious $11 million donation an Arizona group gave to a pair of initiative campaigns in the last election. That donation is still under investigation by the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission. The new legislative proposals would require more disclosure of big donations, and would ban what one lawmaker calls “anonymous money bombs” close to election day. Christopher Martinez reports.