Schneiderman to require 'dark money' disclosure

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June 5, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will require political groups that use millions of dollars in so-called "dark money" provided by unnamed donors to disclose how they raise and spend their increasingly influential cash.

He tells The Associated Press he'll require nonprofit groups to reveal their political spending, identify donors and detail expenditures such as broadcast and print advertising used in New York campaigns.

Schneiderman is scheduled to announce his new directive on Wednesday.

The Democrat is using his power as a regulator of charities and other nonprofit groups to force the transparency. Good-government groups have argued these organizations are significantly influencing voters through their ad campaigns, with little or no accountability.

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