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Louisiana AG proposes more campaign disclosure

AP in Louisiana reports:

Attorney General Charles Foti, the target of an attack ad from a third party group last fall, said he plans to push the Legislature to make changes to campaign finance laws for independent groups in elections.

"We will work to pass a bill that (says) third party groups have to follow the same rules as everybody else," Foti told the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday.

The state ethics board already is suggesting changes that would require third party groups trying to influence elections to report expenditures and contributions in the critical days before voting, just like candidates and political committees are required to do.

Now, candidates and political committees are required to report the receipt of contributions above a certain threshold within 48 hours -- $500 for major offices and $250 for district-level offices.