February 07, 2017 | Boston Globe | Opinion
President Trump recently promised, with typical bombast, to “totally destroy” a law known as the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits churches and other tax-exempt groups from endorsing political candidates.
February 07, 2017 | McClatchy | News
Republican President Donald Trump's pledge to scrap limits on church political activity could have sweeping effects that extend beyond his conservative supporters to more liberal congregations, including the black evangelical church that has long been a key component of the Democratic Party's electoral machinery.
February 06, 2017 | Nonprofit Quarterly | Opinion
The editors give their opinion of Trump's announcement that he would like to end the Johnson amendment.
February 04, 2017 | New York Times | News
The document carried the title “A Roadmap to Repeal,” a concise list of Obama administration environmental regulations that a Koch brothers-backed group was pressing President Trump and Congress to quickly reverse after Inauguration Day.
February 03, 2017 | The Campaign Legal Center | Opinion
Although framed in terms of religious liberty, rolling back limitations on political activities by charities and churches could offer billionaire donors a way to not only influence elections anonymously, but also to get a charitable tax deduction for doing so.
February 03, 2017 | Argus Leader | News
Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Thursday signed House Bill 1069, effectively repealing a voter-approved campaign finance and ethics law set into statute as Initiated Measure 22.
February 03, 2017 | Reuters | News
President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to free churches and other tax-exempt institutions of a 1954 U.S. law banning political activity, drawing fire from critics who accused him of rewarding his evangelical Christian supporters and turning houses of worship into political machines.
February 02, 2017 | The Washington Post | News
South Dakota Republicans are on the verge of doing something that backfired spectacularly for congressional Republicans earlier this year: Getting rid of an independent ethics commission.
February 02, 2017 | The New York Times | News
President Trump vowed Thursday to overturn a law restricting political speech by tax-exempt churches, a potentially huge victory for the religious right and a gesture to his political base.
February 02, 2017 | The Guardian | Opinion
It took corporate America a while to warm to Donald Trump. Some of his positions, especially on trade, horrified business leaders. Many of them favoured Ted Cruz or Scott Walker. But once Trump had secured the nomination, the big money began to recognise an unprecedented opportunity.