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PRO-CHARTER SCHOOL GROUP HIT WITH RECORD CAMPAIGN FINANCE PENALTY [+VIDEO]

By Matt Murphy
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 11, 2017...The prominent New York education group that financed the bulk of last year's failed ballot campaign to expand charter schools in Massachusetts has agreed to pay the largest fine in state campaign finance history to resolve questions over whether it participated in a scheme to conceal the identities of well-heeled donors.

Families for Excellent Schools - Advocacy, a non-profit that contributed more than $15 million to the Question 2 ballot initiative in 2016, will pay $426,466 as part of a settlement reached with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance.

State campaign finance regulators contend that Families for Excellent Schools - Advocacy, or FESA, served a pass-through for donors, including two Baker administration officials, to contribute money to the Massachusetts ballot initiative without disclosing their names or the size of their contributions.


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