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And that would be a good thing.

Transparency is always a good thing. When it comes to contributions to political campaigns the most important question is “who’s paying for this?”

A bill, introduced today by Representative Jill Schupp (D):

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 2062

97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE SCHUPP.

4351L.01I    D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk

AN ACT

To amend chapter 130, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to disclosure requirements.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

           Section A. Chapter 130, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 130.059, to read as follows:

           130.059. All organizations that are exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, shall disclose the name of each person or entity making any donation to such organization and the date and amount of each such donation. Such disclosure shall be accomplished in the same manner as other disclosures are made under this chapter.

[emphasis in original]

The republican majorities in the General Assembly will never let this see the light of day.

Previously:

Campaign Finance: a last minute, big money player (October 23, 2013)

….Campaign finance transparency, thy name is mud.

Stardate 3541.9 (June 24, 2013)

Well, would you look at that… (July 31, 2012)

The irony impaired opponent of the “Missouri Court Plan” (January 31, 2008)