“California bill takes aim at dark money in politics — will Jerry Brown sign it?”

Mercury News:

 The barely legible print that briefly flashes on-screen at the end of political ads will be gone, replaced by information people can clearly read, if Gov. Jerry Brown signs a closely watched bill targeting “dark money” in campaigns.

The unions, corporations or billionaires behind the money would be listed, rather than the obscure committees with misleading, feel-good names that wrote the checks.

Good-government advocates, including the co-author of the 1974 Political Reform Act, say the DISCLOSE Act would make California’s campaign-advertisement disclosure laws the toughest in the country.

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