Mass. Secretary of State Pushes for Transparency of Campaign Spending on Casino Proposals
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin is pushing a bill that would require casino backers and opponents to disclose ballot campaign spending to the state.
Currently, groups interested in spending money to influence local casino ballot questions are only required to disclose campaign spending to a local city or town clerk. But if the bill passes through the Massachusetts House, all campaign-related expenditures would need to disclosed to the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance.