Pop-Up PACs Face More Immediate Scrutiny

I am delighted to report that Senator Matt Murphy and State Rep. Sid Mathias have sponsored a bill that will crack down on what I have called pop-up committees.

These tax hike committees announce their presence as late as possible.

Sometimes, as in this situation, the political action committees announce their appearance AFTER the election.

Under the bill just passed, the pop-up PACS “created within 30 days before an election must file its (State Board of Election) statement of organization within two days (now, within 5 business days) after its creation and must file the statement via facsimile transmission or electronic mail.”

Most recently, the Grafton Township Republican incumbents used a pop-up committee called “Citizens to Reelect Quality Leaders.”

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