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1 year 9 months ago

Campaign finance measure attracts little attention

DENVER (AP) - Imagine a political change favored by an astounding majority of voters but mostly ignored by politicians. That's what campaign finance activists in Colorado are battling as they try to promote a constitutional amendment approved by Colorado voters last year. The campaign finance amendment passed in every Colorado...

3 years 2 months ago

Deficit panel members shouldn't fundraise

WASHINGTON (AP) - A campaign finance watchdog group suggests that the lawmakers eventually picked for a congressional deficit-reduction panel abstain from all political fundraising. The group Public Campaign says the panel's 12 yet-to-be-named embers will come under intense pressure by corporate interests to maintain special tax loopholes, unwarranted subsidies and...

4 years 2 months ago

Board members cleared in brochure flap

An administrative law judge has exonerated three members of the Harrison School Board after it was alleged that they had violated campaign finance laws. Judge Ted Krumreich denied and dismissed entirely a complaint by Ed Ralston who ran against incumbent board members Deborah Hendrix, Richard Price and Linda Pugh...

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado lawmakers want disclosure of donations

Colorado lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require businesses and unions to disclose major campaign donations. Lawmakers acted because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that businesses and unions should be allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money to produce and run their own campaign ads. The Colorado...

4 years 9 months ago

Obama lashes out at campaign finance ruling

President Barack Obama on Saturday sharply criticized a Supreme Court decision easing limits on campaign spending by corporations and labor unions, saying he couldn't "think of anything more devastating to the public interest." He also suggested the ruling could jeopardize his domestic agenda. In its 5-4 decision this week,...

4 years 9 months ago

Supreme Court rolls back campaign spending limits

The Supreme Court has ruled that corporations may spend freely to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress, easing decades-old limits on their participation in federal campaigns. The court on Thursday overturned a 20-year-old ruling that said corporations can be prohibited from using money from their general treasuries to...

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