campaign finance http://kvpr.org en Commentary: It's Time To End Corporate Personhood http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-its-time-end-corporate-personhood <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s been a great deal of news lately about the way money and politics interact and wind up influencing our system of governance. In today’s edition of FM89’s commentary series The Moral Is, Fresno State Business Law Professor Ida Jones says democracy works best when persons vote with their ballots and not when corporations vote with their money.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">----</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:18:13 +0000 Ida Jones 36196 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: It's Time To End Corporate Personhood Campaign Finance Fight Could Shape 'Dark Money's' Future In California http://kvpr.org/post/campaign-finance-fight-could-shape-dark-moneys-future-california <p>California’s Fair Political Practices Commission is trying to collect $15 million in penalties from two political action committees that accepted “dark money” contributions last year.&nbsp; The PACs won’t pay, saying they’ve done nothing wrong.&nbsp; Ben Adler reports from Sacramento that in this dispute, there’s a lot at stake.</p><p>The illegal donations last fall paid for ads like this from the Small Business Action Committee:</p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 00:59:09 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 23925 at http://kvpr.org Campaign Finance Fight Could Shape 'Dark Money's' Future In California Non-Profit Political Groups Must Pay California's Largest Election Rules Fine http://kvpr.org/post/non-profit-political-groups-must-pay-californias-largest-election-rules-fine <p>Two Arizona-based non-profits must pay&nbsp;California’s&nbsp;largest ever election rules violation penalty. The Fair Political Practices Commission accused them of failing to reveal the donors of an $11 million contribution last year.</p><p>Ann Ravel is Chair of the FPPC. She says elections must be transparent to be fair.</p><p>“It’s very important that the true donors to campaigns be disclosed. The law requires it and it’s important to the public,” says Ravel.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:03:46 +0000 Max Pringle - Capital Public Radio 23524 at http://kvpr.org Non-Profit Political Groups Must Pay California's Largest Election Rules Fine Proposition 32: Union and Corporate Political Donations http://kvpr.org/post/proposition-32-union-and-corporate-political-donations <p>Proposition 32 would ban direct campaign contributions from unions and corporations, and ban automatic paycheck deductions for political purposes. But rarely do two competing sides disagree so sharply about a measure’s impact.</p><p>Supporters say it would level California’s political playing field by clamping down on special interest money. John Kabateck is with the National Federation of Independent Businesses, a small business advocacy group.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 22:26:35 +0000 Ben Adler 5203 at http://kvpr.org