Lawmakers Consider Reining In Influence of Money in Politics

Colorado lawmakers are being asked to shine some light on how so-called dark money influences political campaigns in the state. Four new bills introduced in the House would set limits on campaign spending and require additional disclosures for who’s footing the bill.

Peg Perl, senior counsel for Colorado Ethics Watch, says the measures would help voters cut through the noise of seemingly endless campaign ads by following the money.

“So that voters have some sort of information to evaluate what’s the noise and what’s the real information about candidates that’s worth paying attention to,” she said.