A Good Day for the Public

In a big win for the public interest, the state Government Accountability Board today voted unanimously A Good Day for the Public

Email date: 11/11/08

to approve new rules supported by the Democracy Campaign requiring full disclosure of election campaigning sponsored by special interest groups and applying existing campaign contribution limits in state law to these so-called "issue ad" campaigns.

To read the Democracy Campaign’s statement about today’s action, go here.

Before the vote, a member of the board as well as agency staff mentioned the hundreds of people who contacted the board to urge support for new disclosure rules. Thanks to all who took the time to telephone or e-mail the board. Your voices were heard!