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Spokane City Council overrides Condon veto of campaign finance reporting law

Lawmakers stood firm in their support of the campaign finance law, pushed by City Council President Ben Stuckart, to require more stringent reporting of donors and cap contributions. Opponents, who sided with the mayor, argued the law disadvantaged those running against progressive incumbents on the council.

Michael Cathcart: Campaign finance reform should be applied equally

A campaign finance system that would cede more money and influence to PACs at the expense of individual candidates, or that would empower public unions while depriving private contractors, is a recipe for a broken election system and a loss of public trust.

Spokane City Council passes local campaign finance reform laws

City Council President Ben Stuckart said the city needed to create its own regulatory scheme given the proliferation of outside spending on local races this year. Opponents criticized the law for dealing differently with unions representing city employees and private companies soliciting government contracts.

PDC complaints becoming weapons in political wars

Campaign finance complaints pile up at the Public Disclosure Commission and the state Attorney General’s office as political activists wage war over who’s not following the rules.

Idaho hasn’t changed its $10 lobbyist registration fee since 1974…

Idaho’s $10 fee to register as a lobbyist came in for scrutiny by lawmakers today, after Senate Minority Leader Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum, asked how long it had been since the fee had been raised. “It hasn’t changed since 1974 when it became law,” responded Chief...

Nonini: ‘I’m more conservative than Janice’

North Idaho Sen. Bob Nonini, asked why he decided to join the now five-way race for lieutenant governor in 2018, went directly after one of the four Republicans already in the race. “I look at the candidates that are in the race, and there are no real strong conservatives, although Janice says she is,” Nonini said, referring to rival...