Tempe City Council Moves Ahead With Ordinance To Limit 'Dark Money'

Published: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 2:20pm
Updated: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 2:27pm

After a City Council vote Thursday night, Tempe is moving ahead with an ordinance that it hopes will limit the influence of so-called "dark money" on its municipal elections.

The proposal would require groups making independent expenditures of more than $1,000 to reveal the funding source.

Councilwoman Lauren Kuby spoke at the council meeting before the vote. She has been a driving force for the proposal.

Tempe’s move seems like a groundbreaking one, but could it signal a trend?

Ned Foley is an Ohio State University law professor and campaign finance expert.

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