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. The PACs won’t pay, saying they’ve done nothing wrong. Ben Adler reports from Sacramento that in this dispute, there’s a lot at stake.
The illegal donations last fall paid for ads like this from the Small Business Action Committee:
Yes on 32 TV ad: “Sacramento doesn’t work for our family. Instead, it works for the big unions and corporations.”