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View Diary: Koch Brothers provide $ for Prop. 32 in California (21 comments)

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  •  Prohibits (0+ / 0-)

    I too am reading the Official voter information guide. The analysis by the Legislative Analysis says,

    " Prohibits Political Contributions by Corporations and Unions. The measure prohibits corporations and unions from making political contributions to candidates.  That is, they could not make contributions (1) directly to candidates or (2) to committees and that then make contributions to candidates.  This prohibition, however, does not affect corporations or union's ability to spend money on independent expenditures."
    Now go your T.V.  Watch the ads.  In my region the vast outpouring of ads if from supposedly "independent" expenditures.
    Thanks for your response.

    •  dcampbell - I think we are in agreement (0+ / 0-)

      Prop 32 changes the ability of both corporations and unions to make direct campaign contributions, which they are now legally allowed to do. As I noted no state law or proposition, or proposed state Constitutional Amendment, can prohibit independent expenditures, post Citizens United.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 07:07:36 PM PDT

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