campaign finance

Local News
8:13 am
Wed July 23, 2014

New Whistleblower Election Law

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If you’re a whistleblower you just got some more protection when it comes to reporting on violations of election laws in Delaware.

Eight bills signed into law by Governor Jack Markell last month includes one that provides protection to whistleblowers who report and refuse to participate in the violation of campaign finance laws.

It’s part of a major election reform that consolidates the three existing county Boards of Elections into a single board.

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Local News
8:55 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Delaware GOP Wants Tighter Campaign Finance Laws

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GOP lawmakers in Delaware want to change the way campaign finance laws are carried out.

The legislation would require political action committees to provide information on the employment records of the contributors as well as whistle-blower protection for those who reveal campaign finance violations.

In addition, it would require better detail on political contributions made jointly by more than one person.

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Local News
8:48 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Delaware GOP Calls for More Details in Campaign Finance Probe

Attorney General Beau Biden
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Delaware Republicans want the Attorney General Beau Biden to provide the details of a more than two-year independent investigation into campaign finance violations.

The probe by special prosecutor E. Norman Veasey found improper campaign contributions to Governor Jack Markell in 2008.

In addition, the investigation found violations by three state lawmakers for failing to report getting gifts of more than $250 as required by law.

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News
8:40 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Crack Down on Campaign Finance Goes to Delaware Governor's Desk

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Senate has approved two bills aimed to expand and strengthen Delaware's campaign finance laws.

One bill approved Wednesday requires third-party groups to disclose the source of funding for independent campaign ads that refer to clearly identified candidates, even if the ads don't urge a vote for or against any candidate.

The other bill increases the penalty for filing late or incomplete campaign finance reports from $50 a month to $50 a day.