Political Ads Must Better ID Sponsors

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    If you are confused over who is paying for some political ads your not alone. But help is on the way (If you live in California).
    The Fair Political Practices Commission has decided that vague ads which even suggest how a viewer should vote will be subject to voter disclosure laws.
    The law goes into effect in 30 days, well after the election on Nov. 2.

    Good idea or bad idea?

    Refer: FPPC Press Releases
     
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    The Fair Political Practices Commission, California’s campaign finance watchdog, today adopted a new rule requiring groups that send out campaign messages “expressly advocating” for the election or defeat of a candidate or ballot measure, to disclose who paid for the message-even in instances where those messages do not contain so-called “magic words,” which has been the legal threshold for such disclosure in the past.
     

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