Senate President Sweeney joins call for more transparency in political donations

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Senate President Steve Sweeney on Thursday announced his support for a bill that would require groups that seek to influence the political process to disclose their donors, a move he says will increase transparency.

State Sen. Troy Singleton, D-Burlington, introduced a bill last February to revise existing legislation to include expanded reporting requirements for any organization that spends $3,000 or more in pursuit of influencing the political process. It would require information from those organizations on contributions and expenditures over $300.

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