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Second Group Found Violating Campaign Finance Law On 2016 Ballot Questions07:55


State regulators announced the second case of campaign finance violations related to the Massachusetts ballot questions in the 2016 election.

The state Office of Campaign and Political Finance found that a not-for-profit group called Strong Economy For Growth funneled nearly $1.2 million into supporting Question Two, which would have allowed the state to approve more charter schools, and in opposing Question Four, which would legalize marijuana.

Regulators say that under state campaign finance laws, the group was essentially acting as a ballot committee and should have disclosed who the donors were. As a result, the group had to disclose its donors, pay $31,000 to the state, and agreed not to engage in election-related activity through 2018.


Kathleen McNerney, Radio Boston's senior associate producer. She tweets @kathmcnerney.

This segment aired on January 3, 2018.

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