GOP politician tied to anonymous website

Well, this is welcome reading. Via Colorado Ethics Watch

Douglas Bruce was behind scenes of tax-relief measures, concludes judge who fines three

By Alan Prendergast, Thursday, Jun. 10 2010 @ 2:57PM
After a costly effort to unmask the creators of an anonymous website backing three controversial tax-relief issues, an administrative law judge has fined three of the listed proponents of the measures for violating state campaign finance laws — and concluded that tax crusader Douglas Bruce was deeply involved in behind-the-scenes efforts to prepare and promote the issues. The three measures, Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101, are under heavy attack by a wide range of lobbying groups, unions and business associations, which have raised close to a million dollars to defeat them. Amendment 60 would limit property taxes and shift some school district funding to other sources of state aid; Amendment 61 proposes a strict cap on borrowing by state and local government; and 101 would require reductions or phase-outs of taxes and fees on motor vehicles, phone service and state income tax.

Opponents of the measures claim that the proponents should have registered as “issue committees” and filed reports on contributions to the Secretary of State. During the hearing, proponents claimed that they didn’t know who paid for the printing of their petitions or in some cases who drafted the initiatives. Neither did they know who operated and maintained the website pushing all three measures.

Golly gee. ANOTHER GOP politician running an anonymous website. Apparently masks are are in fashion (again) for the faint of heart.

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