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Tag: Washington Public Campaigns

Feb.
5th

Bill to protest Citizens United’s money flood in federal campaigns gets favorable testimony

In another busy day for election-related bills in Olympia, a liberal Seattle senator’s proposal to urge Congress to authorize a U.S. constitutional amendment got a hearing Tuesday in the state Senate Government Operations Committee. Most who spoke were urging passage of Senate Joint Memorial 8002, which is Sen. Adam Kline‘s  long-shot bid to get Congress to start a years-long process that could close a loophole in U.S. campaign finance law by sending a constitutional amendment out to the states.

It issue is the 2010 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in a case known as Citizens United, which

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