Alabama Gets F on Campaign Finance Disclosure

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has received another "F" in an annual study of states' campaign finance disclosure laws.

The new Grading State Disclosure report says Alabama's grade has been unchanged since the annual reports began in 2003. Alabama ranks 49th among the states.

The report notes that the secretary of state's office has made improvements in the state Web site that shows candidates' campaign
finance report, but there is still no online searchable database of contributions.

The annual report is done by the Campaign Disclosure Project, which is a collaboration of the California Voter Foundation, the Center for Governmental Studies and the UCLA School of Law.

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