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Pay-to-play?: Examining Campaign Finance Laws


This The Hill article by Zachary Parks and Kevin Glandon is important to revisit because it explains the common misconception about pay-to-play in the political compliance arena. Many view pay-to-play to mean exchanging money for favors or services. Fortunately, the laws set in place by the SEC in 2010 (and afterward in the states) prohibit such activity. In the political and policy industries, referring to pay-to-play is a nod toward the ethics and compliance practiced and reported by corporations, trade associations, and lobbyists who seek to affect government transparently and legally.

The kind of non-partisan analysis in this article is key to making informed decisions about compliance matters. CGDC can help guide your business through complicated pay-to-play laws at the state and federal levels.