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    California Issues $15M Campaign Reporting Fine To Koch Brothers-Connected Groups

    In a case seeking to unmask the murky multimillion-dollar trail of money pouring into state and national political campaigns, California’s political watchdog agency on Thursday announced the largest fine in its history for campaign-reporting violations and ordered two political action committees to pay the state $15 million for failing to properly report the source of funds spent in the 2012 election.Teams of attorneys and researchers from two state agencies spent a year tracing the money used to oppose one California ballot initiative and support another, illustrating how difficult it has become to track the flow of money in state and national political campaigns. The groups that helped funnel the money were in numerous states, including Arizona, Iowa and Virginia.
    The California Fair Political Practices Commission called the two groups that will pay the $1 million fine “part of the ‘Koch Brothers Network’ of dark money political nonprofit corporations.” The reference is to billionaire brothers Charles and David H. Koch, who have given millions to conservative causes across the country.
    Donors were given the choice of directly contributing to the ballot measure campaigns or giving money to an Arizona-based nonprofit that would not disclose their names, allowing them to avoid retribution from unions, according to documents released as part of the investigation.


    Read more @: California Issues $15M Campaign Reporting Fine To Koch Brothers-Connected Groups « CBS Los Angeles

    Campaign finance; the deep dark ****ed up side of politics.


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    Re: California Issues $15M Campaign Reporting Fine To Koch Brothers-Connected Groups

    So do unions in CA disclose the names of all their members when they make a contribution to a political cause? If not, then I am either missing something or this is selective enforcement.

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    Re: California Issues $15M Campaign Reporting Fine To Koch Brothers-Connected Groups

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    So do unions in CA disclose the names of all their members when they make a contribution to a political cause? If not, then I am either missing something or this is selective enforcement.
    Yes. State law.
    http://www.fppc.ca.gov/Act/2013_Act_Shaded.pdf


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    Re: California Issues $15M Campaign Reporting Fine To Koch Brothers-Connected Groups

    I will never understand why people find such laws just.

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    Re: California Issues $15M Campaign Reporting Fine To Koch Brothers-Connected Groups

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I will never understand why people find such laws just.
    Influencing an election. The people have a right to know who influences such election.


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    Re: California Issues $15M Campaign Reporting Fine To Koch Brothers-Connected Groups

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Thank you, but providing a copy of the law does not answer the question of if unions are in compliance every time they make a donation, and if not, is this selective enforcement.

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    Re: California Issues $15M Campaign Reporting Fine To Koch Brothers-Connected Groups

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Influencing an election. The people have a right to know who influences such election.
    So if someone fails to comply with the governments desire to know who or what they are supporting you find it justified for the government to fine them? I can't say I understand your logic, let alone agree with your stance. What would be the purpose of it in the first place and why is it the governments business in knowing?

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    Re: California Issues $15M Campaign Reporting Fine To Koch Brothers-Connected Groups

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I will never understand why people find such laws just.
    I think they are largely stupid laws myself. Knowing who bought an election doesn't make it any less bought.

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    Re: California Issues $15M Campaign Reporting Fine To Koch Brothers-Connected Groups

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    BWHAHAHHAHHA! That shut Fisher up quick enough. He wanted to start an anti-union meme to derail the thread and it didn't get off the ground.

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    Re: California Issues $15M Campaign Reporting Fine To Koch Brothers-Connected Groups

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Thank you, but providing a copy of the law does not answer the question of if unions are in compliance every time they make a donation, and if not, is this selective enforcement.
    God this is pitiful. Give up on the anti-union meme. This is about campaign disclosure laws, and your fetish against unions doesn't apply.

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