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Transparency and accountability: Pennsylvania lawmakers target dark money in campaigns

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2024
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Matt Rourke / AP

In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Courtopened the floodgates for corporations and nonprofits to make unlimited hidden contributions to political causes.

While Pennsylvania cannot override this federal decision, one state lawmaker believes it can make those entities be more transparent with their spending.

“We have enormous amounts of money in the political arena,” Rep. Joe Webster, D-Montgomery, said. “A lot of it is dark money that we don’t really know who it’s coming from or what the intentions are. And it creates an enormous amount of influence and – I would argue...

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