Mass. joins in call to overturn Citizens United
BOSTON (AP) -- The state Legislature has signed off on a resolution calling for a federal constitutioanl amendment to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case.
The 2010 high court ruling lifted many restrictions on corporate spending in political elections.
The Massachusetts House approved the non-binding resolution on Tuesday in the closing hours of the two-year legislative session. The Senate backed the measure last week.
It calls on the U.S. Congress to set in motion the proposed constitutional amendment to curb corporate influence in elections.
At least six other states have backed similar resolutions.
The Legislature was unable to complete action Tuesday on a separate bill that would require corporations to follow the same campaign finance disclosure rules in Massachusetts elections as other groups or individuals.