The Idaho Republican Party’s central committee will vote Saturday on a resolution calling for relaxing Idaho’s requirements for disclosing contributions to political committees or PACs. Under current law, political committees with expenditures that exceed $5,000 must report individual annual contributions exceeding $50, and all individual expenditures exceeding $25, writes Melissa Davlin of Idaho Public TV. The GOP resolution calls for disclosure of only those contributions that exceed $200, making all contributions between $50 and $200 secret. It also would raise the level for reporting of expenditures to those of $100 or more.
Davlin reports that the proposed resolution cleared the GOP’s resolutions committee this afternoon with just one “no” vote; it’ll go to the full central committee tomorrow. The resolutions panel also defeated a call to open back up the GOP primary election on a 5-8 vote, though supporters cited low participation in closed Republican primaries. The committee also approved a resolution backing use of the Bible in schools as an instructional and reference text. You can read Davlin’s full post here.