By Michael J. Wilson, National director of Americans for Democratic Action
Iowa Senate: Iowa Senate passes first-in-the-nation reforms to protect elections from unfettered corporate spending
Sen. Jeff Danielson: 319-231-7192
DES MOINES – The Iowa Senate voted today to make Iowa the first state in the nation to protect citizens from unregulated campaign spending by big corporations and shadowy organizations.
Senate File 2354 * was approved by an overwhelming, bipartisan margin, 49 to 1.
The goals of landmark legislation include: ·
House Bill Raises Another Red Flag
By State Journal
Some members of the Legislature want to do what the U.S. Supreme Court has already declared to be unacceptable.
All too often, the state Legislature has a habit of raising red flags that show West Virginia is prepared to stand apart when it comes to its relationships with corporations.
Take House Bill 4646, for example.
By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) ? Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor said Wednesday the high court’s ruling on campaign finance earlier this year and a separate ruling on campaign funds received by a judge “ought to be a concern to every state that still elects judges.”
O’Connor, who is taking part in a nationwide push across state legislatures this year to end the practice of electing judges, contends partisan elections and the fundraising that comes with it damages the ability of judges to be impartial in court.