Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 27 (Correa) on May 14, which will help ensure that campaign contributors can no longer use “dark money” loopholes to avoid disclosure. California voters will be better able to follow the money in campaigns and make more informed decisions at the polls.
Californians were shocked by an $11 million contribution to a ballot measure campaign shortly before the November 2012 election — and the true sources of the money have still not been fully disclosed.
SB 27 will prevent that happening again. It will also require large committeees supporting or opposing ballot measures to list their top contirbutors on the Internet.
The Fair Political Practices Commission has issued this press release.
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