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General Counsel Committee Update
April 15, 2010


Staff Conta
ct: Heather Briccetti

The Senate Committee on Elections is holding public hearings on April 20 and 23 to seek comment on proposals about public campaign financing and limits to campaign expenditures by corporations. S.7083 is in response to the Supreme Court's recent decision in Citizen's United v. Federal Election Commission to effectively eliminate restrictions on corporations' ability to expend corporate resources in support or opposition to political candidates, political parties and ballot referendums. Other bills would drastically change corporate political donations under the guise of government reform.

The Business Council is reviewing the list of bills and requests that concerned members contact Heather Briccetti at 518.465.7511 x203 to discuss the business community's response.