It’s been a busy summer for those of us fighting in the courts against constitutional challenges by big money interests and corporations seeking to strike down laws on everything from campaign contribution limits to the minimum wage. We’ve seen some important victories and we have been reminded there’s still work to be done. More
Category Archives: State Legislation
For a complete list of state legislation introduced in 2010 in response to Citizens United, visit the ‘Citizens United Bill Tracking‘ page at the People for the American Way website.
By Patrick Ball/Staff Writer, GateHouse News Service
Concord — The Massachusetts Corporate Political Accountability Act is strong start but doesn’t fix the problem created by the Citizens United decision, according to Concord lawyer Jeffrey Clements.
By Ed Garvey, The Cap Times
By David Swanson
By David Swanson
Foreign contributions banned in an addition to campaign bill
NEXT STEP: Measure advances to House Judiciary Committee.
Iowa State Sen. Matt McCoy has a good column in the DesMoines Register:
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.