Political Funding Laws Under Consideration

Political Funding Laws Under Consideration

Revising Wyoming's campaign finance laws is on the agenda for Wyoming legislators this session. Right now, Wyoming law prohibits corporations and unions from spending directly on campaigns—and this goes against last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the landmark “Citizens United” case, which essentially barred the government from limiting political spending by corporations.

However, some in Wyoming are advocating that lawmakers include a public reporting requirement to the proposed law currently on the table. Dan Neal with the Equality State Policy Center:

He adds that if the state law doesn't include specifics on reporting, a company, even one from another country, can set up a dummy nonprofit with a misleading name and hide behind that name:

The current legislation under consideration is listed as Senate File 0003, (SF 0003). The bill was placed on General File Tuesday and will now move on to be considered by the Wyoming Senate.

You can track this and other legislation under consideration by the Wyoming legislator by going to: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/LSOW...

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