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New law seeks to close 'dark money' loopholes

CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon has signed into law a bill that attempts to close dark money loopholes through additional campaign finance reporting fees.

Dark money is defined in its anonymity, meaning organizations do not disclose their donors and concentrate on spending funds to influence voters.

Advocates for the bill shared with the Wyoming Tribune Eagle their concern for these kinds of independent expenditure organizations aggressively impacting Wyoming elections. They said House Bill 80 is a further step in the right direction to uphold voter power.

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