Three significant bills have been approved by the Oregon State House of Representatives, designed to clear up campaign finances in that state's elections.

The three bills would require the following:

  • place limits on the amount of contributions and require donors or political committees to identify if they are a political party, caucus, recall, small donor or meausure (initiative) group.
  • require disclosure and public information about donors who contribute $10,000 or more, and require groups to disclose themselves if they spend above certain amounts.
  • And finally, would require "paid for by" statements to be included in all forms of political advertising.

Sponsors and supporters say it would help curb large floods of campaign money that come into the state from outside groups in attempts to influence elections. To find out more about these attempts at campaign finance reform, click on the button below.