- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas’ attorney general has rejected language for a proposed initiated act on campaign financing that would go before voters next year.

Regnat Populus wants to require greater disclosure about spending from outside groups in political campaigns. Its proposal also would have included a non-binding resolution calling for a federal constitutional amendment to overturn a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision authorizing unlimited political spending by corporations and unions.

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Tuesday there were several misleading portions in the ballot title to be presented to voters. She said the word “sponsors” as used in the ballot title isn’t defined, and that the proposal was vague on how contributors could reach a $2,000 threshold that would trigger disclosure requirements.

The Regnat Populus group can change the proposal and resubmit it.


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