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Bill on anonymous political donations faces a test in state Senate
Bill on anonymous political donations faces a test in state Senate

SACRAMENTO — An attempt by California lawmakers to curb anonymous political donations, sometimes hidden behind secretive out-of-state groups, will test Democrats' ability to have their way without a supermajority. Dark money, as such contributions are known, roiled California's 2012 election when a web of organizations tied to conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch poured $15 million into the state to fight Gov. Jerry Brown's tax hike and support an ultimately unsuccessful move to curtail unions' political power. Legislation that would require greater disclosure about individuals who fund the various groups is expected to go before the state Senate...

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