Two bills--Senate Bill 27 and Assembly Bill 800--seeking to "close the loophole" nonprofits "skirt around" in CA elections are on their way to governor.

"A pair of bills requiring greater transparency from electioneering nonprofits are one step away from Gov. Jerry Brown. Lawmakers have sought to fortify campaign spending rules since out-of-state nonprofit groups poured $11 million into the 2012 election cycle, a flexing of financial muscle that eventually earned the entities a $1 million California Fair Political Practices Commission fine. Both the Senate and the Assembly on Thursday approved bills that would implement new rules in time for this year’s election." -- Jeremy B. White, the Sacramento Bee



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