The Gop's Bad News For Main Street

EFFORTS ON CAPITOL HILL TO curb political activities of nonprofit groups may mean more red tape for their suppliers. A GOP bill would ban lobbying by some nonprofits that receive federal grants. Chief target: liberal advocacy outfits such as the American Association of Retired Persons. Yet the measure also would bar nonprofits from spending grant funds on vendors who use more than 15% of their expenses on "political advocacy."

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