- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California voters will offer their opinions this fall on what role corporate donations should play in political campaigns.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday allowed the non-binding measure to go on the statewide November ballot without his signature.

SB254 will ask voters if California’s elected officials should push to amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United. The high court’s ruling lifted many restrictions on corporate spending in elections.

A similar measure was set to go on the 2014 ballot. It was delayed when the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association challenged its legality, saying that what amounted to a public opinion poll was really aimed at influencing voter turnout.

The California Supreme Court ruled in January that such advisory measures are legal.

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