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FPPC reveals Arizona nonprofit donors behind $11 million against Prop 30

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California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks in support of Prop. 30 at a rally of UCLA students on campus, Oct. 16, 2012 Sharon McNary/KPCC

This morning, the state's elections watchdog Fair Political Practices Commission released the names of the secret $11 million donated to influence Propositions 30 and 32.

RELATED: Read the full story from Julie Small 

From the FPPC:

Americans for Responsible Leadership, the Arizona non-profitcorporation that made an anonymous $11 million donation to a California campaigncommittee, today sent a letter declaring itself to be the intermediary and not the truesource of the contribution. It identified the true source of the contribution as Americans for Job Security, through a second intermediary, The Center to Protect Patient Rights. Under California law, the failure to disclose this initially was campaign money laundering. At $11 million, this is the largest contribution ever disclosed as campaign money laundering in California history."

The disclosure comes after a weekend of intense legal wrangling that went all the way to the state Supreme Court.

KPCC's Julie Small joins the show.

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