“States Pass Washington in Policing Political Nonprofits”

Important Tax Notes story behind paywall: Advocates of campaign finance reform finally see some slivers of light in their battle against “dark money,” the contributions from undisclosed donors that fuel politically oriented section 501(c)(4) organizations. But the light comes not from Washington … Continue reading

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“Democratic AG’s Group Avoids Contempt, Files In Arizona As “Political Committee” …From 2010″

Arizona’s Politics: In advance of a contempt hearing today, the national Democratic Attorneys General Association (“DAGA”) gave in and registered their blandly-named 2010 Arizona “Committee For Justice & Fairness” (“CJF”) as a “political committee” with the Secretary of State’s Office. … Continue reading

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“FEC: Notable conservatives tied to nonprofit scofflaw”

CPI: Three notable conservatives — including a top fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio — are linked to a now-defunct “dark money” nonprofit group that failed to disclose several million dollars spent on candidate-related TV ads, according to documents … Continue reading

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“IRS Appears Headed Toward New Rules that Will Continue to License Secret Contributions in Federal Elections”

Fred Wertheimer: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen appears to be headed toward issuing new IRS regulations that will continue to license section 501(c)(4) groups to improperly launder massive amounts of secret contributions into federal elections. In testimony before the Senate Judiciary … Continue reading

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“Key state lawmakers renew calls to overhaul elections board”

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Key Assembly Republicans renewed their call Friday for overhauling the state’s elections and ethics board after The Wall Street Journal reported the agency had been in touch with the Internal Revenue Service as it investigated conservative groups. MORE … Continue reading

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