HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Wednesday he's backing state legislation that aims to prevent foreign money from influencing state elections by closing a loophole created by...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday that he welcomed the support of a super PAC even as many fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have rejected them,...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place Montana's voter-approved limits on contributions to political campaigns in state elections, a decision that likely ends a legal challenge that lasted more than seven years and disrupted the 2012 governor's race.
BOSTON (AP) — Voters in Massachusetts could give an important boost to a movement seeking to amend the U.S. Constitution to restore some limits on corporations' political spending.
Voters on Tuesday are being asked to create a special state commission charged with weighing potential constitutional amendments that would overturn the Citizens United decision, which helped open the door to allowing businesses, unions and nonprofits to spend unlimited amounts to influence elections.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white former Oklahoma volunteer deputy who was convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed black man has canceled a planned speaking engagement to a criminal justice reform group amid complaints about his appearance.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed a first-of-its-kind executive order Friday to require many state government contractors to report their political contributions, even those to so-called "dark money" groups that don't have to disclose donors under federal law.
PHOENIX (AP) — A Washington-based political action committee claims Republican Rep. Martha McSally has improperly raised money for the House of Representatives and for her Senate campaign.
End Citizens United filed a complaint Friday against McSally with the Federal Election Commission, The Arizona Republic reported .
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico may take part in a fledgling effort to regulate and possibly limit the role of money in politics through an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as legislators in a handful of states consider a pledge to help Congress with ratification.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Sen. Dean Heller is among 20 Republicans a Democratic group is targeting for defeat next year as part of a multi-million-dollar effort to reform campaign finance laws.
End Citizens United announced Tuesday it plans to spend $35 million to unseat conservative Congress members in 13 different states. That's $10 million more than it spent in 2016.
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In Virginia's closely watched statewide political contests, so-called "dark money" comes with a few ironic twists.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Senate has rescinded a 2014 resolution calling for a constitutional convention to overturn the landmark 2010 Supreme Court case known as Citizens United.
The court decision allows for unlimited spending on political campaigns. In 2014, Vermont lawmakers thought that calling a constitutional convention was the fastest way to overturn the decision.
Senators repealed the resolution Tuesday with a vote of 23-7.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A case involving political "dark money" and the founder of an organization tied to President Donald Trump's accusations of voter fraud could lead to a crush of anonymous cash infiltrating elections in the country's second-largest state, a Democratic lawyer warned the Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas Supreme Court hearing oral arguments on a much-watched campaign finance case (all times local):
A Democratic lawyer says Texas' Supreme Court may open the door for a crush of anonymous spending in a case dealing with political "dark money."
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Senate majority leader and longtime open government advocate Peter Wirth says the time might be right for an overhaul of the state's campaign finance laws.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's new campaign disclosure law has survived its first test, with a federal judge rejecting arguments that it unconstitutionally interferes with the free speech of groups that want to influence elections without revealing where they get their money or how they spend it.
NEW YORK (AP) — A nonprofit conservative organization advocating for less government must reveal information about major donors to the state's attorney general if it wants to solicit money in the state, a judge ruled Monday as he rejected First Amendment claims.