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North Carolina: more restrictions on 527 groups

AP reports: Lawmakers took another strike against "527" groups in North Carolina, agreeing Wednesday to require the politically active organizations or individuals to reveal more information about how much money they give or spend.

A bill heading to Gov. Mike Easley would require groups or individuals that spend more than $10,000 in an election year on commercials, mailers or phone banks that identify a candidate to report their expenses to the State Board of Elections. Donors who contribute more than $1,000 also would be identified.

These disclosures are in addition to tougher restrictions the General Assembly agreed to earlier this month on expenses that mention a candidate more than 30 days before a primary and more than 60 days before a general election. -- Winston-Salem Journal | N.C. Legislature approves more 527 restrictions

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