Tuesday, May 14, 2013
"Dark Money" Bill Sent to Perry
The Texas Legislature has passed the so-called "dark money" bill, and the controversial legislation now heads to Governor Rick Perry for his signature. According to the AP, the bill will would "requir[e] politically active nonprofits to make the names of major donors public." The measure is designed to target "dark money," those contributors who are politically active but avoid disclosure laws. Perry faces pressure from conservatives to veto the legislation, who contend that it violates free speech. However, the bill was passed by the Texas House by a vote of 95-52 on Tuesday.