Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mayor Gray takes on campaign finance reform

Mayor Vince Gray and Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan will announce their campaign finance reform proposal August 28 at 2:30 pm in the JAWB Mayor’s Press Briefing Room (Room G-9).

According to the advisory:

BACKGROUND: Earlier this year, Mayor Gray asked Attorney General Nathan to draft comprehensive campaign-finance-reform legislation to provide additional safeguards against even the appearance of corruption. In June, Attorney General Nathan testified before a D.C. Council committee on the Mayor’s views on reform legislation. He said a package of proposed reforms would address "pay-to-play" issues, strengthen disclosure requirements, ban lobbyists’ bundling contributions, establish regulations designed to stop evasion of campaign-finance rules through the use of money orders, and call for greater enforcement resources to be provided to the Office of Campaign Finance. The Mayor and Attorney General will release and discuss the draft legislation, which will be sent to the Council next month after a period for public comment.

If you are unable to make it to the Wilson Building, you can watch the event live on the District of Columbia Network (DCN), formally known as TV-16.   (More on the TV-16 to DCN transition on the blog August 29.)

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