On politics in the Golden State
September 14, 2012 | 3:59 pm
A group with ties to the conservative billionaire Koch brothers has dropped $4 million to pass a ballot measure that would severely limit the political activity of labor unions.
The new committee has just one donation — $4 million from the American Future Fund, a conservative nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to promote “conservative and free-market principles.”
The new committee, the California Future Fund for Free Markets, was opened Friday.
[Updated 3:42 p.m. A spokesman for the Yes on Proposition 32 campaign noted that the money came into a separate committee, and that the official campaign sponsors knew nothing about the donation. "We have absolutely nothing to do with it," said Yes on 32 spokesman Jake Suski.
When asked if the new money undermined the campaign's claims that unions and corporations would be equally impacted by the measure, he said, "Prop. 32 goes as far as the law allows in curbing political donations from corporations and unions."]
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