The ordinance, which requires people or entities contracting with the city for more than $25,000 to disclose contributions to certain advocacy groups, took its first step through city process Monday, receiving 4-0 approval from the Board of Estimates.What is the point of this? To facilitate political discrimination?
The ordinance is a local response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in the Citizens United case, which allows unlimited corporate contributions to political groups so long as they are independent of candidates and their committees. The ordinance aims to limit vendors doing business with the city from providing anonymous contributions to advocacy groups listed under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue code.
June 11, 2013
"Businesses and groups that contract with the city could soon be required to disclose contributions to certain kinds of political advocacy groups..."
"... if a new ordinance proposed by Mayor Paul Soglin is adopted."