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Jackson Discusses Corporate Political Spending With Bloomberg’s Lee Pacchia

Last week, Professor Robert J. Jackson, Jr.  sat down with Bloomberg Law’s Lee Pacchia to discuss his SEC petition to require public companies to disclose their political spending.  The SEC has received more than 300,000 comments on the petition, more than any other rulemaking proposal in the Commission’s history. SEC staff members have suggested that they plan to propose rules by April.   Jackson tells Pacchia that, because “this is investors’ money,” shareholders have a right to know when the companies they own spend money on politics.

The full interview can be viewed here.  Jackson’s recent Blue Sky Blog post on his proposal, “The Case for Transparency in Corporate Political Spending” can be found here.

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