Office of Campaign and Political Finance

Like it or not, campaign regs changed for the better

Like it or not, campaign regs changed for the better

Revisions protect non-profits’ rights to participate in democracy

LAST JANUARY, the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) proposed revisions to many of their existing campaign finance regulations. While most of the proposed changes were minor and technical in nature, several had potentially substantial and serious repercussions for non-profit organizations of all types across the state. Of particular note were the changes(...)

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Some things are worth protecting

Some things are worth protecting

Forcing disclosure of political donor identity violates First Amendment

FREEDOM OF SPEECH and association, our most fundamental American rights, are perpetually under attack from powerful politicians, bureaucrats, unions, and far-left interest groups. They use campaign finance law as a weapon. Silencing the opposition is easier than debating important policy publicly. Here in Massachusetts, these groups are working to silence and stomp out groups such(...)

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Pro-charter school group hit with record campaign finance fine

Pro-charter school group hit with record campaign finance fine

State says group served as pass-through to shield donor identities

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE THE PROMINENT NEW YORK education group that financed the bulk of last year’s failed ballot campaign to expand charter schools in Massachusetts has agreed to pay the largest fine in state campaign finance history to resolve questions over whether it participated in a scheme to conceal the identities of well-heeled donors.(...)

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