Undemocratic Nondisclosure In California

From January through June last year, the California Legislature held hearings about a proposed budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year that allocated the majority of $300 billion of spending to healthcare corporations and government employees who — during that very same period — made political donations to lawmakers that weren’t disclosed until July 31, a month after the budget had been signed into law.

It’s injurious enough to Californians that their state allows corporate, union and other contractors to donate to lawmakers who authorize expenditures in favor of those contractors. Not disclosing donations until after those expenditures have been approved adds insult to that injury. In 2022 GFC will promote legislation to ban donations from contractors with the state and, until such donations are banned, to require their immediate disclosure.

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