Campaign finance ballot act rejected

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has declined to certify the popular name and ballot title for an initiated act that would amend Arkansas campaign finance laws.

On Tuesday, Rutledge said the request had been "rejected due to misleading aspects of the proposed ballot title."

Arkansas Community Organizations, Arkansas Democracy Coalition, Common Cause, Free Speech for People, People For the American Way, Public Citizen and Regnat Populus said Wednesday they will revise their petition and resubmit it.

The measure would require outside groups that spend more than $2,000 on political advertisements to disclose their donors within 48 hours after "promise of payment," supporters say. The ballot measure also would call upon members of the Arkansas congressional delegation to support a constitutional amendment allowing greater restrictions on political advertising.

Metro on 05/28/2015

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