TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed the “Dark Money” bill (S1500) on Monday that would require independent expenditure committees to disclose sources of contributions of $10,000 or more. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick says he would support an override of the governor’s conditional veto.
“This is an important piece of legislation that passed both houses with overwhelming bi-partisan support and would help restore the public’s trust in government,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “I support the legislature overriding the governor’s conditional veto so we can increase transparency and shed light on who is influencing policy and elections.”
The Election Law Enforcement Commission reported that these groups spent nearly $50 million trying to influence state legislative and gubernatorial elections in 2017.