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OCPF TRANSPARENCY RULES COULD DISCOURAGE DONATIONS, CRITICS SAY

By Katie Lannan
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

BOSTON, FEB. 13, 2018......Proposed campaign finance regulations governing non-profits' disclosure of donors came under fire Tuesday from groups that called them overly broad and warned they could discourage contributions.

The draft Office of Campaign and Political Finance regulations are intended to clarify existing regulations and respond to frequently asked questions and changes in state law, OCPF general counsel Gregory Birne said at a hearing.

A law passed in July 2016 required non-profit organizations to list their top five donors on election mailings and billboards, mirroring a disclosure requirement already in place for paid TV, internet and print ads.


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