The conversation about the response to Citizens United is still alive in this legislative session. Both Senate 772, the resolution to overturn Citizens United, and Senate 304, which would strengthen disclosure requirements, have been included in extension orders. This permits the Election Laws Committee to continue to consider them beyond the March deadline for bill reporting.
As background to the discussion about Citizens United and campaign spending limits, my committee counsel, Anne Johnson, has prepared a useful summary of the current law.
- Click here for her summary of the current law
- Click here for my discussion of Citizens United.
- Click here follow the general thread about Citizens United.
At 7PM on Tuesday, May 15, in Arlington, there will be a discussion sponsored by Common Cause on these issues. Check back here for full details which we will post when they become available.