Breaking News Bar
updated: 10/4/2010 1:27 PM

Quinn, officials fight unlimited spending

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 

NEW YORK -- Elected officials from five states are forming a coalition aimed at fighting unlimited campaign spending by corporations and independent groups.

The group is known as CAPS. That stands for Coalition for Accountability in Political Spending.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

It was formed in response to the so-called Citizens United ruling by the Supreme Court. The ruling allows direct corporate funding of televised political ads.

New York City Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio said Monday that CAPS will urge corporations to voluntarily agree not to spend money on political campaigns. It also will press corporations and other groups to disclose all their donors.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is a founding member. CAPS also includes the state treasurers of Pennsylvania and North Carolina; the New York state comptroller; and Los Angeles controller.

Share this page
    help here